This regulation was published in the Official Gazette on 27 April 2017, according to the UAE Cabinet Decision No. 10 of 2017 and came into force on January 1st, 2018.
In a nutshell, from January 1st, 2020, most manufacturers, authorized representatives, retailers, or importers placing electrical or electronic equipment into the UAE market must confirm that none of the 10 RoHS substances are used above the permitted thresholds at the level of the homogeneous materials.
How to comply?
Registration Scheme Method
Product Certification Scheme Method
Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS)
Is a system of combining assessment of conformity and certification of products
Test reports on critical components only must be submitted. Tests must be performed by ISO 17025 accredited laboratories, and follow standard IEC 62321
Valid for 1 year
Emirates Quality Mark (EQM)
Products that demonstrate compliance receive the Quality Mark of Conformity (“Al Alama”)
Self-conformity statement and comprehensive risk assessment documentation must be submitted. The full assessment must follow standards IEC 63000 and IEC 62476 (which is aligned with standard EN 50581). Onsite audit will also be conducted.
Valid for 3 years
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