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EAEU: Adopted regulation on conformity assessment modules

As of 18 July 2018, a revised regulation on conformity assessment modules (applied to certification, declaration and product registration) entered into force in the EAEU.  The conformity assessment modules are to be applied by manufacturers, importers and persons authorised by manufacturers in order demonstrate product conformity with the requirements imposed by EAEU Technical Regulations.

Russia: EPR - Amended regulation on reporting of products released on the Russian market

As of 4 August 2018, manufacturers and importers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) are required to follow the revised procedure of annual reporting of products and packaging placed on the Russian market.

The amendments to the existing procedure clarify that the goods and packaging exported from Russia are not to be included into the total quantity of reported products.

Ukraine: Amended expiration dates for the exemptions under the Ukrainian RoHS

As of 22 May 2018, the Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (“the Ukrainian RoHS) was amended. The amendments move forward or remove expiration dates for a number of uses of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.  The amendments also clarify that expiration dates for some exemptions are to be set by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Russia: Adopted occupational exposure limits for harmful substances in the air of working zone

As of 4 May 2018, organisations are to observe the revised occupational exposure limits (OELs) for 2495 substances. A Decree adopted on 13 February 2018 sets out maximum allowable concentrations (MACs) for 2495 harmful substances in the air of working zone.

The adopted revised OELs are compulsory for all types of organisations regardless of ownership and corporate structure.

Russia: Adopted list of products subject to compulsory identification marking

Starting from 1 January 2019 manufacturers or importers of products included into the adopted List are required to ensure that these products bear the required identification marks. The list indicates when dates when the requirement to place identification marks enters into force for each product group.

The list of products includes:

Russia: Clarification on some waste management issues

Federal Service on the Supervision of the Use of Natural Resources (RosPrirodNadzor) which is the Russian environmental law enforcement agency has issued a clarification letter on a number of waste management issues.