Substances management

Uzbekistan: Import of ozone depleting substances

As of 13 April 2018, importers of ozone depleting substances (ODS) into Uzbekistan have to comply with the revised procedure for the importation of such substances.

The revised procedure was adopted by Decree No. 17 of the Cabinet of Ministers dated 9 January 2018.

Kazakhstan: Revised list of products subject to import and export licensing

As of 16 May 2018, importers and exporters of certain products and substances are required to obtain an import or export license. The revised list of products the import and export of which is subject to licensing was adopted by Decree No. 708 of 2 November 2017.

The list of products and substances subject to import and/or export licensing includes the name of the designated authority that issues the relevant licences.

 

The list includes:

Russia: 1-Dimethylamino-2-propanol is no longer a prohibited substance

The substance called 1-Dimethylamino-2-propanol has been moved from the list of drug precursors the turnover of which is prohibited in Russia into the list of drug precursors the turnover of which is regulated and controlled. The maximum concentration of this substance has been increased from 15% to 40%.

The corresponding amendments have also been made to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

 

Russia: Proposed Law on Chemical Safety

The Draft Law on Chemical Safety was proposed by the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia.  The draft law aims to create a consolidated legal framework in the area of chemical safety.

The draft proposes to introduce a number of new definitions, such as “hazardous chemical factor”, “chemical threat”, “acceptable chemical risk”, “chemical safety”, “hazardous chemical substance”, “hazardous persistent chemical compounds”, etc.

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