Chemicals (industrial and household)
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).
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.
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:
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.
Starting from 2 June 2021 importers and manufacturers of chemical products are to comply with the provisions of Technical Regulation on Safety of Chemical Products (TR EAEU 041/2017) – “TR”. The purpose of the adopted TR is protection of life and health of the EAEU population as well as of the environment and prevention of consumer misleading regarding the application and safety of chemical products.
The adopted TR is to enter into force on 2 June 2021 provided that the EurAsian Economic Commission develops, approves and enacts (before 1 December 2018) the procedure for the development and maintenance of chemical substances and mixtures Registry and the procedure for the notification of new chemical substances.