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

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.

EAEU: Adopted unified Guideline for the quality of modified-release drugs

The adopted Guideline has been approved for the use by the authorized bodies of the EAEU member states.

 The Guideline applies to dosage forms in which the modification of the rate and (or) the place of release of the active ingredient (active substances) in a definite manner is compared with the standard release dosage forms.

EAEU: Agreement on identification labelling of products

The Agreement concluded on 2 February 2018 in Almaty, provides that EAEU Member States may introduce compulsory identification labelling for certain product groups. The provisions of the Agreement will apply to manufacturers and importers of such product groups.