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Russia: Temporary suspension of ADR requirements on tanks

Until 1 January 2019, the requirements of subsections 6.8.2.3 and 6.8.2.4 of Annex A of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods of September 30, 1957 (ADR) concerning type approval certificates as well as requirements for the inspection and tests of tank-vehicles, demountable tanks, tank-containers, tank swap bodies battery-vehicles or MEGC will not apply in the territory of the Russian Federation.

Uzbekistan: New version of product nomenclature (HS Codes) enters into force

As of 1 January 2018, product, component and chemical importers are to use the revised version of the Product Nomenclature for External Economic Activity (TN VED which is equivalent to the HS code system) when importing goods or chemicals into Uzbekistan.

The new TN VED version (2017) is based on the revised HS Code system used by the World Customs Organisation.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Meat

On 23 January 2018 Technical Regulation on the Safety of Meat was published. The TR starts to apply 18 months after the date of its publication. The TR applies to meat and meat products in general.

The TR provisions does not apply to the following meat and meat products:

Uzbekistan: Import of ozone depleting substances

As of 13 April 2018, importers of ozone depleting substances (ODS) into Uzbekistan have to comply with the revised procedure for the importation of such substances.

The revised procedure was adopted by Decree No. 17 of the Cabinet of Ministers dated 9 January 2018.

Russia: Revised safety requirements for underground gas storage facilities

As of 15 March 2018, organisations operating underground gas storage facilities are required to comply with the adopted safety rules.  The rules contain requirements aimed at ensuring industrial safety, preventing accidents at hazardous industrial facilities operating underground gas storage facilities (HIF UGSF), where dangerous substances are produced, used, stored, transported, including those capable of forming explosive mixtures.

Russia: Adopted safety rules for the operation of industrial pipelines

As of 21 March 2018, facilities operating infield pipelines are required to comply with the adopted industrial safety rules.

The rules impose requirements aimed at ensuring industrial safety, preventing accidents and incidents at major hazard facilities during the operation of infield pipelines of oil, gas and gas condensate fields, including reservoir pressure maintenance system pipelines.

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