Restriction of Hazardous Substances, or RoHS Certification in Uganda, is the Directive 2002/95/EC. It prohibits specific hazardous substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment).
Due to the increased demand for electronic products in Uganda, the environment and human health are at risk. It is Because it consumes from being used in electrical and electronic equipment. The RoHS Directive is a WEEE (Wmers discard electronic devices quickly due to rapidly evolving technologies, resulting in alarming increases in the amount of electronic trash. As a result of all the harmful effects of electronic waste, the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) and the Government of Uganda implemented the Restriction of Hazardous Substances, also known as electronic waste, in Uganda.
The size of your Uganda legal entity and the type of imported devices may affect your WEEE or RoHS responsibilities.
SUBSTANCES PROHIBITED UNDER ROHS CERTIFICATION IN UGANDA
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
- Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
- Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI)
- Cadmium (Cd)
- Mercury (Hg)
- Lead (Pb)
EXEMPTED PRODUCTS UNDER ROHS CERTIFICATION IN UGANDA
- Products related to national defense and military
- Products whose primary source of energy is not electricity
- Products that do not require electricity for their primary function
- Exempted component or subassembly
- Manufacturing and service products that support micro, small, and medium-sized businesses, as defined by the Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises Development Act of 2006.
- Radioactive waste
PROCESS OF ROHS CERTIFICATION IN UGANDA
- Documentation Review Assess and confirm the documents’ status and the scope of testing required. The company’s network is updated with bill reviews, material declarations, test results, assembly drawings, conformance certifications, and compliance files.
- Verification: Testing is the first step in the RoHS Certification process. On-site or XRF testing determines if the 10 prohibited RoHS chemicals are below the threshold level.
- End Product Analysis: The next step is the on-site inspection of all relevant manufacturing processes to ensure compliance with RoHS. A complete factory inspection that includes quality management is part of the auditing procedure, which entails a review of the goods compared to controlling forbidden substances. To verify compliance, some auditing firms conduct annual follow-ups, which may include sampling.
- Grant of Licence: Upon successful completion of the audit, a RoHS certificate is issued (also called a Certificate of Conformity or Declaration of Conformity).
TECHNICAL FILE REQUIREMENTS
- Description, design, and features of the product
- Information about the conformity of materials, parts, and subassemblies
- Information about the manufacturing process and structure records
- Performance risk assessments for materials, components, and subassemblies
- All standards, specifications, and procedures are aligned
The RoHS directive is valid for five years. After that, it is required to recertify a product following various changes, such as design changes, raw-material changes, or sourcing changes.
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