Belarus

Belarus: Description and Application of the National Conformity Mark

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: steps towards the “green economy”

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.

Belarus. Issue 10 January 2017

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. 

EEU and Russia: call to ban MIT and MCI from child cosmetics

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.

EEU: Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products will be restricted

On 4 August 2016 the text of the draft Technical Regulation (TR) on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment has been published. The text is in line with the European Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2).  The provisions of the TR would apply to the whole EEU: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

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