Starting from 12 July 2017, organisations and sole traders are required to suspend, for 90 days, all retail sales of ethanol-containing nonfoods as well as alcohol-containing food additives and flavourings (except glass rinsing liquids, non-liquid alcohol-containing products as well as products packaged in a way that excludes the possibility of their oral consumption) with the content of ethanol exceeding 28% of the total product volume.
Cosmetics and perfumery
Starting from 30 March 2017 all organisations and sole traders are required to suspend all retail sale of alcohol-containing non-foods, alcohol-containing food additives and flavourings with the content of ethanol exceeding 28% of the finished product volume, sold at a price that is lower than the retail price of 0,5 litre of vodka or other spirits or liquors with the ethanol content exceeding 28%.
Draft Federal Law that would amend the Tax Code of the Russian Federation would impose excises on alcohol-containing perfumery and cosmetic products, regardless of product size and alcohol content.
If the draft law is adopted, it would set the excise amount as RUR 523 for 1 liter of anhydrous ethyl alcohol contained in ethyl alcohol, alcohol and alcohol-containing products.
Draft Resolution approves the Draft Technical Regulation on cosmetic products and submits a notification to the WTO.
The Draft Technical Regulation (TR) sets out the basic minimum requirements for cosmetics and perfumery products.
The draft TR was developed based on the Regulation (EU) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products.
The recent prohibition of MIT (Methylisothiazolinone) in all leave-on cosmetics marketed in the European Union triggered the start of public campaign in Russia. The campaign is led by the media project “LookBio” and the website ekokosmetika.ru. The aim of this campaign is to totally exclude MIT from child cosmetic products placed on the Russian market.
It is not required to additionally confirm waste hazard class for wastes included into the Federal Classification Catalogue of Wastes
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has confirmed that it is not required to undergo the procedure of waste hazard class confirmation for any type of waste included into the Federal Classification Catalogue of Wastes (FKKO)