ALL (General product requirements)
The Ministry of Finance has proposed draft law that would require certain products (the exact lists of these products are to be adopted at a later stage) with special identification and tracking marks (RFID).
The declared aims of this requirement are to protect the consumer from counterfeit and illegally imported or manufactured products and to unify the procedure of product tracking.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology (MinPrirody) has proposed amendments clarifying that if a company operates at least one facility or unit that is subject to the federal environmental supervision (as opposed to regional environmental supervision), the whole company would be subject to the federal environmental supervision.
According to the clarification of the environmental authorities (RosPrirodNadzor), office operators that only generate and accumulate waste are not considered “environmental polluters” of any of the four categories and therefore, are not required to be registered in the Environmental Polluters Registry.
As of 1 January 2017 consumers demanding a non-scheduled inspection (by market surveillance authorities) of companies that have allegedly infringed their consumer rights, are first required to demonstrate that they have tried to apply directly to these companies in order to try and rectify the situation.
Draft list of harmful or hazardous agents and types of work requiring compulsory medical examination of workers
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Russia has presented a proposal which aims to amend a number of regulatory instruments, including the Labour Code, the Law on Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare of the Population, and some other legislation regulating occupational health and safety issues.
Draft Customs Code of the EEU is to be submitted for intra-state approval in August 2016
On 26 July 2016 the High Level Working Group dealing with draft Customs Code of the EEU has managed to find an agreement between the parties on the text of the draft Code.