On 4 August 2016 the text of the draft Technical Regulation (TR) on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment has been published. The text is in line with the European Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2). The provisions of the TR would apply to the whole EEU: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.
EEU (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan)
Draft Customs Code of the EEU is to be submitted for intra-state approval in August 2016
On 26 July 2016 the High Level Working Group dealing with draft Customs Code of the EEU has managed to find an agreement between the parties on the text of the draft Code.
All EEU countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) have ratified the Agreement on the pilot project on light industry product labelling for natural fur products. The Agreement enters into force on 12 August 2016. From this date all fur products distributed or sold in the EEU territory must bear a special identification mark. Sale, storage, use and transportation of unmarked fur clothing and other natural fur products becomes prohibited.
EEU: Simplified conformity assessment procedure for textiles
Draft amendment to Technical Regulation of the Customs Union «On Safety of Toys» (CU TR 008/2011) aims to prohibit placing on the EEU market of toys which have a possible negative impact on the development and health of children causing aggression, fear and anxiety or which provoke children to be intolerant to racial differences or to physical impairments of other people or those which develop their interest in gambling.
Updated list of standards for oil and fat products
Decision No. 23 of 15 March 2016 of the Eurasian Economic Commission Collegiate sets out the transitional provisions for entering into force of the amendments to the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Perfumery and Cosmetics.
As of 25 January 2017 manufacturers and importers of cosmetic products in the EAEU (the former Customs Union) will have to issue a conformity declaration pursuant to one of the prescribed schemes: 3d, 4d or 6d.
Technical Regulation on the Safety of Light Industry Products (TR CU 017/2011 or TR TS 017/2011)
Applicability and transitional period
Date of entry into force: 1 July 2012.
Official publication date: 15 December 2011.
Last amendment: Decision No. 235 of 20 November 2012 of the Eurasian Economic Commission Collegiate.