Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: Draft law to introduce corporate liability

Amendments to the current criminal procedure legislation that would introduce the concept of corporate liability have been presented for public discussion. The amendments are a part of the overall Concept of Criminal and Criminal Procedure Legislation Improvement and aim to improve the efficiency of the existing criminal law of Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan: New version of product nomenclature (HS Codes) enters into force

As of 1 January 2018, product, component and chemical importers are to use the revised version of the Product Nomenclature for External Economic Activity (TN VED which is equivalent to the HS code system) when importing goods or chemicals into Uzbekistan.

The new TN VED version (2017) is based on the revised HS Code system used by the World Customs Organisation.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Meat

On 23 January 2018 Technical Regulation on the Safety of Meat was published. The TR starts to apply 18 months after the date of its publication. The TR applies to meat and meat products in general.

The TR provisions does not apply to the following meat and meat products:

Uzbekistan: Import of ozone depleting substances

As of 13 April 2018, importers of ozone depleting substances (ODS) into Uzbekistan have to comply with the revised procedure for the importation of such substances.

The revised procedure was adopted by Decree No. 17 of the Cabinet of Ministers dated 9 January 2018.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on different types of fuel

As of 27 November 2017, manufacturers and importers of motor and aviation gasoline, as well as diesel and ship fuel, jet fuel and fuel oil are required to comply with the requirements pertaining to the safety of the mentioned fuel (including its composition) as well as labelling and packaging requirements for these types of fuel.

Uzbekistan: Safety requirements for gas cookers and water heaters

As of 1 May 2018, manufacturers and importers of gas cookers and water heaters are required to comply with the requirements adopted by Technical Regulation on the Safety of Devices Operating on Gaseous Fuel.

The adopted TR applies to gas-consuming equipment intended for cooking, heating and hot water supply, as well as to its components. The TR does not apply to equipment:

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Lifts

As of 7 April 2018, lift owners, manufacturers and operators in Uzbekistan will be required to comply with the adopted set of safety requirements for lifts. The requirements apply to hydraulic and electrical lifts with the loading capacity of 40 kg and more, except the following lifts:

• those with rack-and-pinion or screw lifting mechanism,

Uzbekistan: Additional restrictions for the users of subsoil resources

Facilities using subsoil resources are to be required to comply with additional environment protection requirements. The amendments to this effect have been made to the laws “On Nature Protection” and “On Subsoil Resources”.

The amendments clarify that a facility may only use subsoil resources if it complies with all applicable environment protection requirements and observes the rights of all other users of natural resources.

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