Chemicals (industrial and household)
Manufacturers and importers of certain products (such as electrical equipment - EEE, textiles, glass and paper packaging, etc.) will have to comply with the set collection targets for 2015-2017. For all products the collection targets for 2015 and for most products, including WEEE for 2016, the collection targets have been set to “zero”.
Organisations manufacturing or using GTLS and products containing GTLS in Russia must comply, as of 25 April 2015, with the adopted sanitary rules (SanPiN 22.214.171.12439-14).
The amendments prohibiting the use of de-icers containing heavy metals on pedestrian roads are to be introduced to the Law on Environmental Protection. Greenpeace proposes to take a more radical approach and to ban the use of heavy metals in all de-icing agents.
The HS code (the FEACN or TN VED TS code) for polymeric methylene diphenyl isocyanate, also called " polymeric MDI" was set as 3909 30 000 0 "other amino-aldehyde resins", in accordance with Decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 159 of 16 September 2014.
As the European Union has introduced a new sanctions "package", Russia may, in response, introduce an additional import ban on clothes, wine, vehicles, luxury goods, fridges and petrochemicals from EU or the US. There is no final list and no draft regulation imposing this ban but, as the state officials say, certain response measures are sure to be introduced.
A member of the State Duma (the Russian Parliament) has submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia to make amendments the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Perfumery and Cosmetic Products (ТR СU 009/2011) which would prohibit animal testing of cosmetics and domestic chemicals.
Road transporters of alcohol containing products the packaging of which complies with the requirements of the Customs Union Technical Regulation on the Safety of Packaging (TR TS 005/2011), are not required to obtain a licence for this transportation.
From 1 January 2013 excises for a number of products imported into Russia are to be charged in accordance with a revised schedule. These products include ethanol, distillers, perfumery and cosmetic products and other types of alcohol-containing products.