Electrical and electronic equipment

Moldova: the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Framework

The extended producer responsibility (EPR) framework in Moldova is set out in the Law on Wastes No. 209. This law partially transposed the provisions of the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC into the national legislation.

According to the Law on Wastes, the following products are to be subject to the EPR obligations:

 

 

a)      Batteries and accumulators;

Moldova: list of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards revised

As of 22 April 2022, manufacturers and importers of electrical equipment subject to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements, have to use the standards indicated in the revised list.

The standards included into the revised list are EU harmonised standards and they give a presumption of conformity in Moldova.

EAEU: amended requirements for low voltage equipment

As of 11 December 2022, manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic products subject to the low voltage equipment regulations in the EurAsian Economic Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia), are required to comply with the revised version of the Technical Regulation TR TS 004/2011 on the Safety of Low Voltage Equipment (the LV TR).

EAEU: Amended electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements

As of 11 December 2022, manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic products in the EurAsian Economic Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia) are subject to the electromagnetic compatibility regulations, are required to comply with the revised version of the Technical Regulation TR TS 020/2011 on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Technical Devices (the EMC TR).

EAEU: Draft amendments to the EAEU RoHS are being discussed

Manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment might soon be subject to the revised EAEU RoHS (also called “Russia RoHS” or "EurAsia RoHS") with a number of very important amendments. 

The draft amendment No. 1 to the Technical Regulation N. 037/2016 on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment is to be publicly discussed until 20 January 2022. All interested parties and stakeholders are able to submit their comments until that date. 

EAEU: Ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (ERPs)

EAEU has adopted Technical Regulation on Energy Efficiency of Energy-Consuming Devices (TR EAEU 048/2019) – the TR on Ecodesign. 

It is intended that the TR on Ecodesign enters into force some time in 2021 but not before 1 September 2021. 

The TR requires that equipment must have a device for controlling the power supply mode of at least one of the following types: 

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