The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EAEU) adopted the programme for the development, revision and amendment of standards that contain testing rules and methods (including sample taking procedure) for the Technical Regulation that restricts the contents of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EAEU RoHS).
EEU (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan)
The adopted Decision provides that all conformity assessment documents issued or adopted for products subject to Technical Regulation (TR) on Packaged Drinking Water (TR EAEU 044/2017) before this TR enters into force (i.e. 1 January 2019) are to remain valid until their normal expiry date but not beyond 1 July 2020.
The heads of designated food safety authorities of the EAEU member states have met as a Council and discussed the possibility to introduce colour-coded food labelling.
Currently, the main instrument regulating food labelling is Technical Regulation on Food Labelling. It sets out requirements to indicate product name, its composition, storage conditions, shelf-life and other information that enables the consumer to make an informed choice.
As of 25 September 2018, manufacturers and importers of products intended for children and adolescents are required to comply with the revised provisions of the TR on the Safety of Products for Children and Adolescents, TR TS 007/2011 (the TR). The TR applies to a wide range of products, including clothing.
As of 28 October 2017, manufacturers and importers of toys into the EAEU are required to use the revised list of standards that ensure presumption of conformity with the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Toys, TR TS 008/2011 (the TR). They also have to comply with the list of compulsory standards for this TR that contain testing rules and methods.
Technical Regulation on Fire Safety and Fire Fighting Equipment enters into force on 1 January 2020 and applies to products like fire extinguishers, fire extinguishing powder, flame retardants for cables, wood and steel, fire safety cabinets, fire hoses and valves, fire fighting vehicles, personal protective equipment, etc.
As of 30 September 2017, manufacturers and importers of cosmetic and perfumery products are to use the revised list of standards in order to ensure presumed compliance with the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Perfumery and Cosmetics (TR TS 009/2011) and the revised list of compulsory standards prescribing testing methods and sample taking procedures for the same Technical Regulation.