Clarification on manual load handling restrictions in Russia
Clothing and textile
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.
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”.
Draft law would restrict the content of synthetic fabric in children hosiery to 25%
According to the draft law, the content of synthetic fabric in children hosiery must not exceed 25%. If the draft law is adopted, the amendments would be made to the state sanitary norms and rules "Textile, fur and leather materials and products. Main hygienic requirements".
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”.
Gauze fabric, containing 85 wt.% or more cotton, plain weave, non-sterile, not impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances, used for the manufacture of bandages, dressings and medical gauzes and (or) for use as a wound dressing, not packaged for retail sale, has been assigned a HS (FEACN or TN VED TS) code 5208 "Woven Fabrics Of Cotton, Containing 85% Or More By Weight Of Cotton, Weighing Not More Than 200 G/M2".
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.