Russia: Revised medical surveillance procedure for employees is being finalised

The draft revised medical surveillance procedure for workers is to be adopted in the near future. The public discussion of the revised draft procedure has just been completed and the draft procedure is undergoing the procedure of regulatory impact evaluation. The probability that the current draft of the procedure is around 65%.

What would change if the revised procedure is adopted?

Russia: new safety standard for lifts enters into force

Federal Agency on Technical Regulation and Metrology has signed the Order on the application of the national intra-state standard GOST 33984.1-2016 “Lifts. General safety requirements for the design and installation of lifts. Lifts intended for persons or persons and cargo.”


Russia: Medical device technical documentation. Compulsory information to be provided by the manufacturer

Manufacturers and importers of medical devices that submit a registration application for these devices after 24 March 2017, have to ensure that their technical documentation contains all required information, as prescribed by the adopted Order No. 11n dated 19 January 2017. This technical documentation is to be submitted as a part of a registration dossier for any medical devices.

Compliance and audit tools. Audit protocols.

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Our Questionnaires (Audit Protocols) are compiled in Excel spread sheet format and are very easy to use.

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Russia: 1-Dimethylamino-2-propanol is no longer a prohibited substance

The substance called 1-Dimethylamino-2-propanol has been moved from the list of drug precursors the turnover of which is prohibited in Russia into the list of drug precursors the turnover of which is regulated and controlled. The maximum concentration of this substance has been increased from 15% to 40%.

The corresponding amendments have also been made to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.


Russia: Explanation for importers and manufacturers on how to pay the environmental charges

Clarification issued by the RosPrirodnadzor (the Russian environmental authority) explains that manufacturers and importers of certain products are required to ensure utilization of the set quantities of wastes generated as a result of such products losing their consumer properties. This requirement also applies to the packaging of such products. This concept is called “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) and was initially introduced by the Federal Law of the Russian Federation on the Industrial and Consumer Wastes.

Russia: Clarification on handling solid household wastes by organisations

RosPrirodNadzor (the Russian environmental protection authority) issued a letter clarifying a number of issues related to generation and handling of solid household (domestic) wastes.

In particular, the letter explains that no environmental fee (i.e. a fee for the negative impact on the environment) is payable by organisations operating only class IV facilities (i.e. facilities posing a low environmental hazard).

Russia: Excises may be imposed on cosmetic products and domestic chemicals

Draft Federal Law that would amend the Tax Code of the Russian Federation would impose excises on alcohol-containing perfumery and cosmetic products, regardless of product size and alcohol content.

If the draft law is adopted, it would set the excise amount as RUR 523 for 1 liter of anhydrous ethyl alcohol contained in ethyl alcohol, alcohol and alcohol-containing products.