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Similar to regulatory actions taken by the United Kingdom (UK) or the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ukraine has incorporated the European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (Ukraine RoHS) into its laws. On December 3rd, 2008, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine promulgated Decree no 1057 ‘Regulation on limitation of usage of certain hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment. On March 17th, 2017, the Decree was amended to add four phthalates for greater harmonization with the European Union version. The amended Decree was assigned a new number: 139. Decree no 139, also known as Ukraine RoHS, repealed Decree no 1057.

The Enviropass Approach to Ukraine RoHS Testing

Two options are available: 

  • Classic RoHS
  • Deluxe RoHS

Classic Ukraine RoHS

Here, you can let Enviropass take over the entire project. If you are already EU RoHS compliant, Enviropass can assess your technical file and prepare your Declaration of Conformity (DoC).

Deluxe Ukraine RoHS

This option allows Enviropass to assist you with your DoC and to provide you with the necessary training so that you can subsequently manage Ukraine RoHS compliance for your other products.

The Scope

The Ukraine RoHS scope is essentially the same as EU RoHS. It applies to:

Ukraine RoHS
  • Large appliances
  • Small appliances
  • IT and telecommunications equipment
  • Household electronics 
  • Lighting equipment
  • Electrical and electronic tools 
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Monitoring and control devices
  • Automatic dispensers
  • Other equipment not covered by the previous categories

Note that batteries are not included in RoHS regulations. Batteries and accumulators are generally directed by separate legislation if any.

Compared to EU RoHS

Following the lead of Europe RoHS (EU Directive 2011/65/EU), ten hazardous substances are restricted:

  • Lead (Pb) and its compounds
  • Cadmium (Cd) and its compounds
  • Mercury (Me) and mercury compounds
  • Hexavalent chromium (Cr 6+)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

None of these substances must exceed the concentrations thresholds of 0.1%, except cadmium which has a more restrictive threshold of 0.01%.

As is with EU RoHS, Ukraine’s decree has exemptions for the aforementioned restrictions. In fact, Ukraine’s RoHS has the same exemptions as the EU. A footnote at the end of annexes 3 and 4 of Ukraine RoHS emphasizes that the exemption numbers correspond to those of EU Directive 2011/65/EU. Two lists of the updated EU RoHS exemptions can be found on our European page.

Another similarity with EU RoHS is that a declaration of conformity (DoC) must be completed. Indeed, the DoC must be drafted, in Ukrainian. Furthermore. if it is completed in another language, it is necessary to provide a copy in Ukrainian.

If compliant, a mark must be placed in a conspicuous location following the Decree no 1184 “description of a conformity sign to technical regulations, rules and conditions of its drawing”. This conformity mark, which is, this time, different from the EU CE marking, is also known as UkrSEPRO.

Need help with Ukraine RoHS compliance? Contact Enviropass!