Belarus

Belarus: Adopted consolidated environment protection rules

As of 1 October 2017, all organisations performing activities that have an impact on the environment are required to comply with the adopted environmental protection rules (the Rules).

The Rules contain environment protection requirements regulating:

Belarus: Introduced product energy efficiency requirements

As of 1 September 2017, manufacturers and importers of external power supply sources (EPS) are required to perform compulsory energy efficiency certification for these products. As of the same date, manufacturers and importers of as well as single-speed asynchronous (induction) three-phase electric motors are required to issue a declaration of conformity with energy efficiency requirements.

Belarus: Adopted Regulation on setting wastewater discharge limits

As of 20 September 2017, organisations discharging wastewater into surface water bodies (whether directly or indirectly) will be assigned wastewater discharge limits (including the maximum concentrations of polluting substances) in accordance with the adopted Regulation.

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. 

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