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Belarus: Approved fire safety rules for storing substances and materials

As of 18 May 2018, organisations that operate warehouses or storage areas for materials and substances are required to comply with the rules adopted by Instruction on Storing Substances and Materials. The Instruction imposes storage requirements aimed at ensuring fire safety at industrial and other facilities and warehouses.

Russia: Adopted Regulation on issuing clinical trial permits

As of 21 April 2018, developers of pharmaceuticals (the Applicants) are required to follow the adopted procedure if they wish to obtain a permit for a clinical trial for their pharmaceuticals.

The state agency responsible for issuing clinical trial permits is the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.

EAEU: The business must guarantee product safety

Members of the EAEU Collegium adopted, on 20 March 2018, the revised procedure for registration, suspension, renewal and termination of declarations of conformity for products that comply with the requirements of Eurasian Economic Union technical regulations.

Kazakhstan: Adopted occupational health requirements for laboratories where potentially hazardous chemicals are used

As of 1 January 2018, organisations operating laboratories where potentially hazardous chemical or biological substances are used are required to comply with the adopted health and safety requirements.

The adopted rules impose requirements for the construction, water supply, conditioning, ventilation as well as storage and transportation of materials and substances used in laboratories.

Ukraine: Occupational safety rules for the use of production equipment

As of 10 April 2018, organisations operating industrial (production) equipment are required to comply with the adopted occupational safety rules.

The rules define “industrial (production) equipment” as any machine, apparatus, instrument, device or equipment used in the performance of works, manufacturing products, services, including machinery, machinery and major hazard equipment/installations.

Russia: Prohibition of sale of certain alcohol containing products has been renewed

As of 20 April 2018, retail sellers of ethanol-containing products are to be subject to the renewed restriction (prohibition) of sale of ethanol-containing non-foods, food additives and food flavourings. This prohibition applies to products where the content of ethanol exceeding 28% and which are sold at a price that is below the retail price (for 0.5l) of alcoholic drinks with the content of alcohol exceeding 28%.

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