As of 30 July 2017, the national Belarusian conformity mark is to be applied in accordance with the revised procedure.
The manufacturer, its authorised representative or the seller is required to affix the national mark of conformity. The dimensions of the mark are to be determined by the manufacturer, its authorised representative or the seller (i.e. the entity authorised to affix the mark).
Belarus is planning to implement the National Action Plan on the Development of the Green Economy up to 2020. This plan calls for a number of regulatory changes, as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection has recently announced.
In particular, the Ministry plans to amend the legislation on public procurement of goods and services with the aim to promote “green” procurement.
Draft law aims to amend food safety requirements in Belarus
Draft law would strengthen the measures aimed at ensuring quality and safety of foodstuffs. It would clarify food labelling requirements as well as consumer information requirements. It would also set out separate requirements for the labelling of biologically active additives and specialized sport food.
The Republic of Belarus has implemented stages for the implememtation of its national energy efficiency conformity assessment (pursuant to Decision № 849 of the Council of Ministers "About the certain issues of the conformity assessment within the National System of Conformity Assessment in the Republic of Belarus" of October 21, 2016).
The recent prohibition of MIT (Methylisothiazolinone) in all leave-on cosmetics marketed in the European Union triggered the start of public campaign in Russia. The campaign is led by the media project “LookBio” and the website ekokosmetika.ru. The aim of this campaign is to totally exclude MIT from child cosmetic products placed on the Russian market.