The EurAsian Economic Commission Collegiate approved the extension of transitional period for the EEU Technical Regulation on the Safety of Explosive Substances and Products Made on the Basis of Such Substances in the part regulating labelling of such products and substances. The TR regulates the circulation of explosive products used in coal, petrochemical, gas and some other industries.
EEU (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan)
The EurAsian Economic Commission Collegiate approved the transitional provisions for the EEU Technical Regulation on the Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. This Technical Regulation is to enter into force on 1 March 2018. The TR restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous substances in a number of products, including domestic appliances, computers, refrigerators, smartphones and some other products.
The EurAsian Economic Commission Collegiate approved the prohibition for using super-strong loose small-sized magnets in toys. The Collegiate members approved the relevant amendment tot he EEU Technical Regulation on the Safety of Toys. The purpose of such an amendment is to exclude the possibility of a child accidentally swallowing such a magnet as this poses a serious risk to the child’s life and health. The magnetic flux indicator is harmonised with the European Union requirements.
Decision on entering into force of the amendments to the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Packaging
In order to assess conformity of a product with the applicable safety requirements of a technical regulation, the manufacturer or supplier of a product may be required (depending on the type of product) to either draw up a declaration of conformity (DoC) or to undergo product certification procedure.
Draft law aims to amend food safety requirements in Belarus
Draft law would strengthen the measures aimed at ensuring quality and safety of foodstuffs. It would clarify food labelling requirements as well as consumer information requirements. It would also set out separate requirements for the labelling of biologically active additives and specialized sport food.