On July 13th 2021, Oman’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on a new Ministerial decree that adopts European directive 2011/65/EU and its amendment in 2015 and 2017. It proposes to impose restrictions on hazardous substances in telecommunication equipment and medical devices only as a first stage.
According to the draft Decree, hazardous substances in electrical and electronic devices with the exception of the products mentioned in the European directive 2011/65/EU and its amendments must not exceed the limits set in Annex (II) of the directive. This decree will apply on telecommunication equipment and medical devices only. The decree prohibits the production, import, offering and selling of all products not in compliance with the directive.
Violators of this decree will be subject to penalties prescribed in the regulations issued by Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the Ministry of Health.
Concerned parties are required to submit their comments within 30 days from the notification date. The proposed date of adoption will be December 2021 and the date of enforcement will be June 2022.
The WTO notification can be viewed from the following:
The draft Decree can be downloaded from the following: