The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology has notified the WTO of their ‘Emirates control scheme to restrict the use of hazardous materials in electronic and electrical devices’. EASM plan to restrict hazardous substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). The requirements of this scheme is similar to the EU RoHS manufacturers shall register thier product(s) with the Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) within one year from the date of publication of the scheme in the Official Gazette.

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ItemDetailed content
ScopeThis scheme applies to the 11 categories of products, it is the same as EU RoHS.
SubstancesRestricted substances referred to Pb、Hg、Cd、Cr6+、PBBs、PBDEs、DEHP、BBP、DBP、DIBP. Maximum allowable limit is same as EU ROHS.
Applications exemptedAnnex 3 and Annex 4 in the document lists exempted items. medical devices, and monitoring and control instruments are specifically exempt.
Transition PeriodThe products available in the market before the date of the publication are allowed to remain on sale until the 1st of January 2018. The requirement shall not apply to medical devices, monitoring and control instruments products placed on the market before 01 January 2020
Conformity AssessmentAll products covered by this scheme shall comply with the technical requirements; The Manufacturer shall draw up a written Declaration of Conformity and submit technical documentation.
PenaltiesWithdrawal of the product from market and re-export them to the country of origin or any other necessary corrective actions.

Responsibilities of the Supplier

The supplier shall ensure the following at any stage of the supply chain:

◆ Compliance with the requirements of this scheme;

◆ Shall fully cooperate with the staff of ESMA, or order to demonstrate the product conforms to this scheme, provide technical documentation including test reports.