EEU (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan)

EAEU: The business must guarantee product safety

Members of the EAEU Collegium adopted, on 20 March 2018, the revised procedure for registration, suspension, renewal and termination of declarations of conformity for products that comply with the requirements of Eurasian Economic Union technical regulations.

EAEU: Consumers will be informed on the plant fat content in dairy products

The EurAsian Commission Collegiate has set the transitional period for the amendments to the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Milk and Dairy Products. These amendments were adopted on 10 November 2017 and enter into force on 16 July 2018.

The amendments to the Technical Regulation on milk and dairy products clarified and supplemented milk and dairy product classification.

EAEU: Declaration of conformity. Procedure for registration, suspension, renewal and cancellation

As of 1 July 2018 importers and manufacturers of products that require the issue of a conformity declaration have to follow the adopted procedure. The adopted procedure governs the registration, renewal, suspension and termination of conformity declarations that must be issued for products that are subject to the EAEU Technical Regulations (TRs). Such products include toys, electrical equipment, personal protective equipment, cosmetics, food and some other categories of products.

EAEU: Clarified how GMO-containing food is to be labelled

Starting from 26 December 2018 manufacturers and importers of food produced with the use of GMOs must mark such products with a special sign saying “GMO” next to the common EAEU mark of conformity (EAC mark). The GMO sign must have the same form and size as the EAC mark.

EAEU: Phenylacetone must no longer be used in food production

Phenylacetone (CAS 103-79-7) must no longer be used during the production of food flavourings.

The decision of the EAEU Economic Commission Collegiate No. 1 of 16 January 2018 was adopted to this effect. The Decision is to enter into force from the date the relevant amendment to the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Food Additives, Flavourings and Supplemental Technical Devices enters into force.

EAEU: Revised list of products subject to the Machinery Safety Technical Regulation

As of 19 February 2018, the revised list of products subject to the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Machinery and Equipment (TR TS 010/2011) entered into force. The revised list includes 74 positions, such as heating boilers, publishing equipment, industrial air conditioners, air heaters and coolers, equipment intended for processing of polymer materials, etc.