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EAEU: Amended standards for the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Toys

As of 28 October 2017, manufacturers and importers of toys into the EAEU are required to use the revised list of standards that ensure presumption of conformity with the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Toys, TR TS 008/2011 (the TR). They also have to comply with the list of compulsory standards for this TR that contain testing rules and methods.

Law: Decision No. 124 of 26 September 2017 on Amending Decision of the Customs Union Commission of 23 September No. 798

Kazakhstan: Adopted sanitary requirements for vehicles transporting dangerous goods

As of 30 October 2017, facilities operating vehicles that transport goods (including certain dangerous goods) and passengers are required to ensure compliance with the adopted Sanitary Rules (the Rules).

The Rules set out requirements for the maintenance and operation of transport vehicles (including road, rail, air and water vehicles) used for transporting passengers, food, food raw materials, water, radioactive and hazardous chemical and toxic substances.

Ukraine: Adopted occupational safety rules for temporary and mobile construction sites

Project owners, construction site managers, general contractors, contractors, subcontractors and self-employed persons will be required to comply with the occupational safety rules applicable to temporary and mobile construction sites. The requirements are to enter into force from the date of its official publication. As at 14 October 2017, the requirements have not been published yet.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Lifts

As of 7 April 2018, lift owners, manufacturers and operators in Uzbekistan will be required to comply with the adopted set of safety requirements for lifts. The requirements apply to hydraulic and electrical lifts with the loading capacity of 40 kg and more, except the following lifts:

• those with rack-and-pinion or screw lifting mechanism,

Russia: Adopted plan for the fulfillment of obligations under the POPs Convention

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology (MinPrirody) has published the plan of measures aimed at the fulfillment by the Russian Federation of its obligations under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (the POPs Convention).  The POPs Convention aims to eliminate or restrict manufacturer and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

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