Clothing and textile

EAEU: Amendments to requirements on the safety of children products aim to improve efficiency of product safety requirements

As of 1 October 2018, the amendments to the EAEU Technical Regulation on the Safety of Products for Children and Adolescents entered into force.

The amendments clarified the definition of a “type sample”. The previous version of the TR required one separate type sample for each age group, even though the products were made by one manufacturer from the same materials and according to the same technical documentation.

Russia: Adopted list of products subject to compulsory identification marking

Starting from 1 January 2019 manufacturers or importers of products included into the adopted List are required to ensure that these products bear the required identification marks. The list indicates when dates when the requirement to place identification marks enters into force for each product group.

The list of products includes:

Russia: EPR. Proposal to submit environmental charge calculation electronically

Manufacturers and importers of products subject to recycling after the loss of their consumer properties (e.g. electronic equipment, cardboard and paper packaging and textile products) within the extended producer responsibility framework, might soon be able to submit the environmental charge calculation reports in electronic form online.

EAEU: Amended Technical Regulation on the safety of products intended for children

The EurAsian Economic Commission Collegiate has approved, at its meeting on 21 March 2017 in Moscow, the amendments to the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Products Intended for Children and Adolescents (CU TR / TR TS 007/2011, in force since 1 July 2012). 

As a result of the amendments, the manufacturers will have an opportunity to use modern artificial materials for the manufacture of different types of children footwear.

Uzbekistan: adopted footwear safety technical regulation

As of June 2017 (the exact date is not yet known) footwear (shoe, etc.) manufacturers and importers are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation on footwear safety in Uzbekistan. When the TR enters into force, all other regulatory instruments containing footwear safety requirement will remain in force but only in parts that do not contradict the provisions of the adopted TR.

Russia: proposed legal framework for marking products with identification marks

The Ministry of Finance has proposed draft law that would require certain products (the exact lists of these products are to be adopted at a later stage) with special identification and tracking marks (RFID).

The declared aims of this requirement are to protect the consumer from counterfeit and illegally imported or manufactured products and to unify the procedure of product tracking.

EEU: Unmarked fur products are prohibited as of 12 August 2016

All EEU countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) have ratified the Agreement on the pilot project on light industry product labelling for natural fur products. The Agreement enters into force on 12 August 2016. From this date all fur products distributed or sold in the EEU territory must bear a special identification mark. Sale, storage, use and transportation of unmarked fur clothing and other natural fur products becomes prohibited.

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