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New Technical Regulation in the Eurasian Economic Union: Restrictions on Certain Substances in Electrotechnical and Radio-Electronic Products

Michael Öttinger, Yulia Arkadyevna Leonova


The use of substances with hazardous properties has been regulated by legal requirements within the EU for decades. Increasing public awareness and a stronger enforcement practice by the authorities are moving the area of substance-related specifications for products further into focus. Especially for manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) it is essential to know their role in the supply chain of EEE and to comply with their respective obligations, in particular with applicable substance restrictions. This article provides for an overview about the European Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS EU) and compares this well-established regime with the requirements laid down in the new Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union of the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrotechnical and radio-electronic products (TR EAEU 037/2016).

Michael Öttinger is attorney-at-law and associate at the Produktkanzlei – Ahlhaus Niermeier Schucht Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. For correspondence:; Yulia Arkadyevna Leonova is legal counsel at Sberbank of Russia.


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