Machinery and tools

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Lifts

As of 7 April 2018, lift owners, manufacturers and operators in Uzbekistan will be required to comply with the adopted set of safety requirements for lifts. The requirements apply to hydraulic and electrical lifts with the loading capacity of 40 kg and more, except the following lifts:

• those with rack-and-pinion or screw lifting mechanism,

Russia: Extended producer responsibility will not apply to product components

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology has drafted amendments to the Law on Industrial and Consumer Wates No. 89-FZ. The amendments would clarify that manufacturers and importers of product components (rather than finished products) or any materials that are to be used for manufacturing other goods will not have to comply with any recycling targets within the extended producer responsibility (EPR) concept.

Ukraine: Published draft eco-design regulations

In August 2017, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving published a number of draft Technical Regulations that would impose eco-design requirements on certain types of products placed on the Ukrainian market.

Eco-design requirements have been proposed for the following products:

EEU: Issue 13 January 2017

Draft amendment No. 1 to the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union «On Safety of Equipment Working under Excessive Pressure» (TR CU 032/2013) aims to clarify certain provisions of the Technical Regulation and to introduce a number of new definitions.

Law (draft): Draft amendments N 1 to the Customs Union Technical Regulation «On Safety of Equipment Working under Excessive Pressure» (TR CU 032/2013) 

Ukraine: draft Technical Regulation on equipment to be used in explosive atmospheres

The Draft Technical Regulation (TR) sets out the requirements for the safety of equipment that is to be operated in potentially explosive atmospheres and the requirements for the protection of human health during the operation of such equipment. The requirements apply to equipment released for circulation in Ukraine. It applies to manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors of equipment.