EEU, Issue 3 August 2016

EEU: Simplified conformity assessment procedure for textiles

As of 12 July 2016, conformity assessment procedure for light industry products, such as linens, bedding, swimwear and towels which are to be placed on the EEU market (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) is to be simplified by permitting that migration tests for harmful substances present in the air or in an aqueous medium is to be conducted from the inner surface of the textile.  

The amendment abolishes the requirement to perform hygroscopicity test for breathability in table and kitchen linens.

Furthermore, as of 12 July 2016, certain products, such as textiles and artificial leather products, are to obtain a declaration of conformity according to certification schemes 3d, 4d and 6d. 

Law: Amendment adopted by Decision No. 96, 2016 to Technical Regulations on Safety of Textiles and Other Light Industry Products, 017/2011, Decision No. 876, 2011

Adopted procedure for registration as well as expert assessment of safety, quality and efficiency of medical devices

The adopted rules regulate the procedure for the registration and expert assessment of medical devices, amendment of registration dossier, the issue of duplicate registration certificates for medical devices that are to be put on the EEU market (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan).

The transitional period for the implementation of the rules has been set until 31 December 2021.

Law: Decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission Council No. 46 of 12 February 2016 on the Rules for the Registration and Expert Assessment for Safety, Quality and Efficiency of Medical Devices

Approved Technical Regulation on the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)

Electrical and electronic equipment imported or manufactured in the EEU (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) will have to comply with requirements restricting the content of hazardous substances in such equipment. The approved Technical Regulation (TR) restricts the content of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. The requirements set out in the TR are in line with the Directive2011/65/EU (RoHS 2).

The requirements will affect a wide range of electrical and electronic products, including office equipment, domestic appliances, telecommunication equipment, etc.

The exact date when the TR is to enter into force as well as its transitional period are to be discussed and determined in November 2016.


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