PRODUCT REGULATIONS / PRODUCT COMPLIANCE
Pharmacies may now sell essential oils
In response to the prolongation of the EU sanctions, Russia intends to extend the list of products the import of which from the EU is prohibited.
As of 1 June 2015, the manufacturers of cosmetic products with the alcohol content exceeding 0,5% will require a licence for this activity (previously, a licence was only compulsory for the manufacturer of cosmetic products with the alcohol content exceeding 1,5% .
As of 1 January 2016 the following sports inventory is subject to compulsory certification in Russia:
9614 Winter sports equipment
- hockey gates
Interstate standard GOST 32117-2013 “Perfumery and cosmetics. Information for consumers. General requirements” is in force since 1 January 2014.
As of 6 April 2016 baby food importers and manufacturers are prohibited to manufacture or place on the Customs Union market any baby food which contains ethyl vanillin. This requirement applies to food which is intended for babies younger than 4 months as well as to food in a form of mixtures intended for healthy older children and which has undergone the state registration as special food before Decision No. 69 of 18 September 2014 of 18 September 2014 enters into force. The exact date when Decision No. 69 enters into force is not known yet.
The HS code (the FEACN or TN VED TS code) for polymeric methylene diphenyl isocyanate, also called " polymeric MDI" was set as 3909 30 000 0 "other amino-aldehyde resins", in accordance with Decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 159 of 16 September 2014.