What Is the UAE RoHS Regulation?
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulation is a piece of legislation that limits the use of dangerous materials in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Modeled after European Union (EU) RoHS, the Regulation came into force with preliminary requirements on January 1, 2018. In-scope companies are required to survey their supply chains and make declarations on products containing restricted substances above a specific threshold at the homogeneous level.
For more information on the full list of restrictions, visit the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA).
UAE RoHS Compliance Process
Companies have two options to comply with UAE RoHS. Companies that have risk assessment documentation and can show full compliance with UAE RoHS requirements can apply to receive a certificate by ESMA that is valid for three years. An Emirates Quality Mark can then be placed on the product. Companies that have not completed a full product assessment may complete a Declaration of Conformity and submit product testing reports to apply for a one-year certification.