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Russia: Lift operators may have to submit notifications

According to the published draft law, organisations that perform assembly, disassembly, operation (service and repair) of lifts, lifting platforms for disabled persons, passenger conveyors and escalators (except escalators used in the underground system) would have to submit notifications to the authorities on the mentioned activities. The notifications must be submitted within 6 months from the date when the draft law enters into force.

Russia: Revised mechanism for calculating concentration of hazardous substances in the ambient air

As of 1 January 2018, organisations that emit regulated hazardous substances into the ambient air, have to use the adopted methods for calculating the dispersion of air pollutant concentrations at the height of two meters from the ground level and at the distance not exceeding 100 km from the emission source as well as for vertical distribution of air pollutant concentrations.

The following methodologies have been adopted:

Uzbekistan: Simplified procedure for conformity assessment

Asof19 July 2017, importers and manufacturers of products subject to compulsory certification, are able to use a foreign declaration of conformity in order to fulfill the compulsory certification requirement. The amendment to the procedure of compulsory product certification provides the possibility of a foreign conformity declaration being acknowledged by the Uzbekistan authorities.

Uzbekistan: Adopted food safety, packaging and labelling technical regulations

Uzbekistan has adopted and published a number of food related technical regulations (TRs).

Technical Regulation on the Safety of Milk and Dairy Products. The TR applies to all milk and dairy products released on the market of Uzbekistan. The TR was adopted by Decree No. 474 of 7 July 2017 and enters into force in 18 months from the date of its official publication.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on Oil and Fat Food Products

As of 25 January 2019, importers and manufacturers of oil and fat products, including animal and plant fats, are required to comply with the requirements imposed by Technical Regulation (TR) on the Safety of Oil and Fat Products.

The requirements imposed by the adopted TR apply to all food and non-food fat and oil products, such as plant and animal oils and fats, mayonnaise, distilled glycerin, plant oil spreads, household soap, etc.

EAEU: Regulation on Fish Products enters into force

As of 1 September 2017, manufacturers and importers of fish and fish products (e.g. raw fish, caviar, etc.) will be required to comply with the provisions imposed by the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Fish and Fish Products (TR EAEU 040/2016).

Ukraine: Proposed revised format for certification body identification

On 27 July 2017 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (Department of Technical Regulation) published draft Decree that would amend Decree No. 1184 on the format of the national conformity mark.

The amendments would clarify in which format the relevant conformity assessment body number is to be indicated next to the national conformity sign of Ukraine.