Decree No. 284 of 9 April 2016 sets the rates for product utilization (environmental) charges, within the concept of extended producer responsibility (introduced in 2015). The charges are set in roubles per one tonne, for each of the 36 relevant product groups.
Chemicals (industrial and household)
The timeframe was set for Kyrgyzstan for the entry into force of EEU Technical Regulations. It was adopted by Decision No. 11 of 26 January 2016 of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The TRs will become mandatory in Kyrgyzstan on different dates, and the last one to become mandatory is the TR on automotive and aviation fuel which is to become fully mandatory on 12 August 2021.
The TRs are to be enforced in Kyrgyzstan in four “batches”.
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 126.96.36.19939-14).
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.