As of 25 September 2018, manufacturers and importers of products intended for children and adolescents are required to comply with the revised provisions of the TR on the Safety of Products for Children and Adolescents, TR TS 007/2011 (the TR). The TR applies to a wide range of products, including clothing.
Clothing and textile
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.
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.
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.
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.
EEU: Simplified conformity assessment procedure for textiles
Clarification on manual load handling restrictions in Russia
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.
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.