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Russia: EPR – Revised procedure for charging the environmental charge

As of 4 September 2018, manufacturers and importers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) must follow the revised procedure for calculating and paying the environmental charge. The said manufacturers and importers are required to pay the environmental charge if they do not themselves perform the utilisation (reuse, recycling, recovery etc.) of the products subject to the EPR they place on the Russian market.

Russia: EPR – Revised product fee rates

As of 10 November 2018, importers and manufacturers of products subject to recycling, reuse and recovery (utilisation) are required to pay the revised fee rates if they do not perform utilisation of these products (i.e. either themselves or by joining a compliance scheme or by entering into a contract with a waste disposal operator).  The fees will apply to products placed on the market as of 2018 within the framework of extended producer responsibility (EPR).

EAEU: Member States will share information about dangerous products

The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has commenced work on creating a system that will allow the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to exchange information on measures taken to prevent or limit the sale or use of products that pose a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers.

EAEU: Amendments to requirements on the safety of children products aim to improve efficiency of product safety requirements

As of 1 October 2018, the amendments to the EAEU Technical Regulation on the Safety of Products for Children and Adolescents entered into force.

The amendments clarified the definition of a “type sample”. The previous version of the TR required one separate type sample for each age group, even though the products were made by one manufacturer from the same materials and according to the same technical documentation.

Russia: Adopted Law on Organic Food

As of 1 January 2020 food manufacturers are to be able to market their products as “organic” only if these products comply with the adopted law on organic food.

The adopted Law defines “organic products” as environmentally clean agricultural products, raw materials and food the production process of which complies with the Law on Organic Food.

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