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Ukraine - Updates Regarding RoHS Technical Regulations


September 24, 2019

By Paola Pesconi, Ukraine Regulatory Program Expert

With the amendment resolution published on June 26, 2019, Ukraine updated the list of exemptions included in the Regulation on Restriction of Hazardous Substances. The new list is immediately applicable and entered into force on the day of its publication.

Another recent change regarding RoHS requirements in Ukraine is the end of the transition period allowed and the effective implementation of the updated annex 1 (list of product categories) and annex 2 (list of banned substances), starting on July 22, 2019. See details below.

To comply with the current RoHS Technical Regulation, products within the scope shall be marked with National Mark of Conformity and manufacturers shall draw up a Declaration of Conformity in Ukrainian language.

The requirements and the implementation date are aligned with Europe and with Directive 2011/65 / EC.

Involved product categories:

1. Large household appliances

2. Small household appliances

3. Information technology and telecommunication equipment

4. Consumer equipment

5. Lighting equipment

6. Electric and electronic tools

7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment

8. Medical devices (including medical devices for diagnostics in vitro)

9. Monitoring and control instruments (including industrial monitoring and control instruments)

10. Automatic dispensers

11. Other electrical and electronic equipment, not in categories 1-10

Substances subject to restricted use:


Name of substance (group of substances)

Maximum permissible value of concentration of a substance by weight in homogeneous materials, percent
1 Lead 0.1
2 Mercury 0.1
3 Cadmium 0.01
4 Hexavalent chromium 0.1
5 Polybrominated buphenyls (PBB) 0.1
6 Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) 0.1
7 Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) * 0.1
8 Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)* 0.1
9 Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)* 0.1
10 Diisobutyl phthalate (DIPB)* 0.1

*Mandatory implementation starting on July 22, 2019.

Normative reference

TECHNICAL REGULATION "Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment" approved with Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine number 139, dated March 10, 2017, and latest amendments.

How UL can help

UL is expertly qualified to assist companies in demonstrating their products meet the requirements of RoHS standards, providing testing for appliances and lighting products. 

These updates for for information purposes only and are not intended to convey legal or other professional advice. 



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