Emirates ESMA UAE RoHS
Emirates Standards and Metrology ESMA


In 2015, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a draft for a RoHS regulation that is similar to the European one, with testing assessments.


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?

The Emirates Standards and Metrology Bureau (ESMA) is in charge of the implementation of this regulation and issues ROHS conformity certificates to companies using one of the following two methods:

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

Emirates Quality Mark (EQM)
Emirates Quality Mark (EQM)

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