Cosmetics, petrochemicals, food and fabrics are subject to customs expert assessment
As of 23 May 2019 importers of products listed by Decree No. 2787 of 17 May 2016 must organise customs expert assessment in order to be able to import these products into Uzbekistan. The list includes perfumery and cosmetics, dairy products, coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages, oil and petrochemicals, brake fluids. organic solvents, paints and varnishes, etc.
Law: Decree No. 2787 of 17 May 2016 on the Approval of the List of Goods Subject to the Customs Expert Assessment During their Importation Procedure
Amended rules for product certification. Adopted list of imported products which do not need a conformity certificate.
As of 7 October 2016 product manufacturers and importers are to perform product certification (including the submission of samples) in accordance with a revised procedure. The revised procedure was imposed by the amendments to the Product Certification Rules adopted by Order No. 1458 of 18 March 2005.
Additionally, the amendments introduced (for the first time) the list of products which may be imported into Uzbekistan without a conformity certificate. The list includes, among other products, samples imported for testing purposes with the aim of further certification, provided that such samples are accompanied by a copy of the contract and a letter from a certification body that these tests are necessary, taking into consideration the quantity (weight, volume, etc.) of the imported products. The list also includes components of technological equipment, a certificate for which may only be issued by a certification body based on the test results at the point of operation.
Law: Order No. 1458-2 of 1 July 2016 on Amending the Rules for Product Certification
Revised requirements for labelling of alcohol products
As of 4 October 2016 manufacturers and importers of alcohol products in Uzbekistan have to comply with the revised labelling requirements for such products. The revised rules require that all labels for alcohol products released on the market in Uzbekistan are to be made of high-quality paper and must be produced only by registered printing companies (currently – only by printing facilities “Shark” and GPO “Davlat Belgisi”).
The label must contain the following information:
- Name of the superior organization;
- Name of the manufacturer;
- The code of the manufacturer (the number assigned to the manufacturer as an excise payer);
- Product name and type;
- Trademark (if applicable);
- The percentage of ethanol in the product;
- The volume in dm3;
- A conformity sign according to the state standard O‘z DSt 5.8 and the relevant state registration number; and
- Medical warning which must occupy at least 40% of the label area. The warning must be in words: Alkogol mahsulotlarini me’yordan ortiq iste’mol qilish inson asab tizimi va ichki a’zolarining og‘ir kasalliklariga olib keladi (Alcohol abuse can lead to serious damage of the nervous system and internal organs); etc.
Sports equipment is subject to compulsory certification
As of 20 September 2016 manufacturers and importers of certain types sporting goods and sports equipment (both imported into Uzbekistan and manufactured in Uzbekistan) must obtain a conformity certificate for these goods and equipment. The equipment includes:
- Electronic stopwatch;
- Training dummies;
- Swimming pool tracks; etc.
The amendments were introduced into the List of Products Imported into Uzbekistan or Manufactured in Uzbekistan which are Subject to Compulsory Certification, adopted by Decree No. 122 of 28 April 2011.
Law: Decree No. 202 of 14 June 2016 on Amending the List of Products Imported into Uzbekistan or Manufactured in Uzbekistan which are Subject to Compulsory Certification, adopted by Decree No. 122 of 28 April 2011
Draft standard on pre-clinical testing of medical preparations
The standard “Good Laboratory Practice” is currently being discussed. The Standard would set out the principles for the good laboratory practice which are to be used during pre-clinical trials of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The project may be subsequently amended, corrected or rejected.
More facilities are subject to compulsory energy efficiency assessment
As of 30 May 2016 organisations consuming over 2000 tons of standard fuel are subject to a compulsory energy efficiency assessment. Previously, only facilities consuming over 6000 tons of standard fuel had to undergo this assessment. The amendments were introduced to Decree No. 164 of 7 August 2006 and Decree No. 169 of 24 June 2014.
Law: Decree No. 175 of 24 May 2016