ALL (General product requirements)

EAEU: The business must guarantee product safety

Members of the EAEU Collegium adopted, on 20 March 2018, the revised procedure for registration, suspension, renewal and termination of declarations of conformity for products that comply with the requirements of Eurasian Economic Union technical regulations.

EAEU: Declaration of conformity. Procedure for registration, suspension, renewal and cancellation

As of 1 July 2018 importers and manufacturers of products that require the issue of a conformity declaration have to follow the adopted procedure. The adopted procedure governs the registration, renewal, suspension and termination of conformity declarations that must be issued for products that are subject to the EAEU Technical Regulations (TRs). Such products include toys, electrical equipment, personal protective equipment, cosmetics, food and some other categories of products.

Uzbekistan: New version of product nomenclature (HS Codes) enters into force

As of 1 January 2018, product, component and chemical importers are to use the revised version of the Product Nomenclature for External Economic Activity (TN VED which is equivalent to the HS code system) when importing goods or chemicals into Uzbekistan.

The new TN VED version (2017) is based on the revised HS Code system used by the World Customs Organisation.

EAEU: Agreement on identification labelling of products

The Agreement concluded on 2 February 2018 in Almaty, provides that EAEU Member States may introduce compulsory identification labelling for certain product groups. The provisions of the Agreement will apply to manufacturers and importers of such product groups.

Russia: Extended producer responsibility lies with trademark owners

A letter issued by the Russian environmental protection authority (RosPrirodNadzor) No. AC-10-02-36/13739 dated 28 June 2017, explains that it is the trademark owner who is responsible for compliance with the recycling targets or for paying the environmental charge in relation to products and packaging they have placed on the Russian market.

Russia: Extended producer responsibility will not apply to product components

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology has drafted amendments to the Law on Industrial and Consumer Wates No. 89-FZ. The amendments would clarify that manufacturers and importers of product components (rather than finished products) or any materials that are to be used for manufacturing other goods will not have to comply with any recycling targets within the extended producer responsibility (EPR) concept.

Pages