As of 25 January 2017 manufacturers and importers of cosmetic products in the EAEU (the former Customs Union) will have to issue a conformity declaration pursuant to one of the prescribed schemes: 3d, 4d or 6d.
The current version of the Technical Regulation on cosmetics does not prescribe any scheme for the issue of a declaration of conformity (DoC).
The amendments to the Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) were adopted by Decision No. 91 of 2 December 2015.
Scheme 3d is to be used for the serial production of cosmetics, 4d – for a batch of cosmetic products and 6d – for the serial production of cosmetics, provided that the manufacturer operates a certified quality management system or has a GMP certificate for the production process.
Other amendments to the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Perfumery and Cosmetics 009/2011 include clarification on who is to issue the DoC for cosmetic products and on the validity period of a DoC depending on the chosen scheme for the issue of a DoC.
The maximum validity period of a DoC issued pursuant to scheme 3d is 5 years, 6d – 7 years and the maximum validity period for scheme 4d is set considering the shelf life of the product in question.
A DoC issued pursuant to schemes 3d or 6d will be valid until a change is made to the product name and/or to the composition, if such a change has impacted the safety parameters of the product, but no longer than the maximum validity period prescribed by the Technical Regulation on cosmetics.
Other amendments include the clarification of the term “peeling” product. Peeling will include products intended to remove surface epidermis cells “by way of chemical impact” (the current version says “with the use of keratolytics”) and some other amendments.
Law: Decision No. 91 of 2 December 2015 on Amending the Technical Regulation 009/2011 on the Safety of Perfumery and Cosmetic Products