Chemicals (industrial and household)

Kazakhstan: Revised list of products subject to import and export licensing

As of 16 May 2018, importers and exporters of certain products and substances are required to obtain an import or export license. The revised list of products the import and export of which is subject to licensing was adopted by Decree No. 708 of 2 November 2017.

The list of products and substances subject to import and/or export licensing includes the name of the designated authority that issues the relevant licences.


The list includes:

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on different types of fuel

As of 27 November 2017, manufacturers and importers of motor and aviation gasoline, as well as diesel and ship fuel, jet fuel and fuel oil are required to comply with the requirements pertaining to the safety of the mentioned fuel (including its composition) as well as labelling and packaging requirements for these types of fuel.

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).

EAEU: Revised lists of standards for the Technical Regulation on oils, lubricants and special liquids

As of 30 September 2017, revised lists of standards apply to the Technical Regulation on oils, lubricants and special liquids (TR TS 030/2012). The revised lists were adopted by Decision of the EurAsian Economic Commission Collegiate No. 111 of 28 August 2017.  

The purpose of such a revision was to ensure the possibility of more efficient compliance with the requirements imposed by the TR on lubricants, oils and special liquids.

Kazakhstan: Adopted Technical Regulation on general fire safety requirements

As of 6 September 2017, all organisations operating buildings or structures and/or using flammable substances or electrical equipment or those that own or operate any fire fighting equipment are required to comply with the provisions of Technical Regulation (TR) “General Fire Safety Requirements”.

The TR requires facilities to implement the following measures:

Russia: Further temporary sale prohibition for certain alcohol-containing non-foods

Starting from 12 July 2017, organisations and sole traders are required to suspend, for 90 days, all retail sales of ethanol-containing nonfoods as well as alcohol-containing food additives and flavourings (except glass rinsing liquids, non-liquid alcohol-containing products as well as products packaged in a way that excludes the possibility of their oral consumption) with the content of ethanol exceeding 28% of the total product volume.