Chemicals (industrial and household)

Russia: Excises may be imposed on cosmetic products and domestic chemicals

Draft Federal Law that would amend the Tax Code of the Russian Federation would impose excises on alcohol-containing perfumery and cosmetic products, regardless of product size and alcohol content.

If the draft law is adopted, it would set the excise amount as RUR 523 for 1 liter of anhydrous ethyl alcohol contained in ethyl alcohol, alcohol and alcohol-containing products.

Russia: Proposed Law on Chemical Safety

The Draft Law on Chemical Safety was proposed by the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia.  The draft law aims to create a consolidated legal framework in the area of chemical safety.

The draft proposes to introduce a number of new definitions, such as “hazardous chemical factor”, “chemical threat”, “acceptable chemical risk”, “chemical safety”, “hazardous chemical substance”, “hazardous persistent chemical compounds”, etc.

Ukraine. Issue 10 January 2017

Adopted licensing requirements for facilities performing fire-protection works

Facilities performing fire protection works, such as service and repair and service of automatic fire fighting installations (foam, powder, aerosol, water, etc.), fire alarm systems, evacuation systems, smoke protection systems, etc., are required to comply with the adopted requirements. These requirements relate to the minimum qualification of service personnel as well as organizational and technical requirements.

Russia suspends retail sale of alcohol-containing non-foods

As of 23 December 2016 retailers of non-food alcohol-containing products with the content of alcohol exceeding 25% (except perfumery products and glass rinsing agents) are required to suspend all retail sale of these products for a 30-day period.

EEU. Issue 5 September 2016

Amended Technical Regulation on the Safety of Machinery and Equipment (TR TS 010/2011)

The list of products subject to conformity assessment in a form of certification has been amended to exclude “Technological equipment for trading facilities and public catering facilities”.

The list of products subject to conformity assessment in a form of issuing a Declaration of Conformity has been revised to include: 

Uzbekistan, Issue 11 July 2016

Cosmetics, petrochemicals, food and fabrics are subject to customs expert assessment

As of 23 May 2019 importers of products listed by Decree No. 2787 of 17 May 2016 must organise customs expert assessment in order to be able to import these products into Uzbekistan. The list includes perfumery and cosmetics, dairy products, coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages, oil and petrochemicals, brake fluids. organic solvents, paints and varnishes, etc.