Clothing and textile

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.

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.

When do the EEU Technical Regulations enter into force in Kyrgyzstan?

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”.

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