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Russia: Chemical Inventory in Russia

What is “chemical inventory”

Chemical inventory in Russia is one of the steps that are to be taken in preparation for the entry into force of Technical Regulation on the safety of chemical products (TR EAEU 041/2017).  The first step is creation of the Russian national part of EAEU Chemical Register.

How is inventory performed

Russia: Mandatory identification marking of tobacco products

As of 1 March 2019 all tobacco manufacturers and sellers are required to register with the national system “Chestny Znak” in order to ensure their products bear compulsory identification marks.

As of 1 July 2019, it is prohibited to manufacture any tobacco products that have not been marked with an identification mark. All tobacco manufacturers are required to place a unique code (in Data Matrix format) on each pack of cigarettes.

Russia: Criminal liability for unsafe products or services

In Russia, it is a criminal offence to manufacture, store or transport with the aim to sell or sale of products (or provision of services) that do not comply with safety requirements set out in consumer protection laws, the applicable technical regulations or other applicable legislation and if these products or services are dangerous for human life or health.  This offence is set out in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, article 238.

Ukraine: Technical Regulation on energy labelling of household ovens and cooker hoods

 

As of 12 December 2018, manufacturers and importers of household ovens and cooker hoods (extractors) are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation on energy efficiency labelling.

All cooker hoods and ovens placed on the Ukrainian market before 12 December 2018 that do not comply with the requirements of the adopted Technical Regulation, may remain on the market until 12 June 2019.

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.

Russia: Is your garage considered a source of environmental pollution?

One of the frequently asked questions is whether garages or open parking lots used only for parking (storage) as well as for entry and exit of vehicles are considered “sources of environmental pollution”. The reason for such a question is that operators of all environmental pollution sources are required to have them registered with the environmental authorities (Article 69.2 of the Federal Law on Environmental Protection No. 7-FZ dated 10 January 2002). 

Russia: Is the employer allowed to impose financial penalties on employees?

The existing labour law clearly defines what kind of penalties employers are allowed to apply to their employees. The employer may only impose financial or disciplinary sanctions in cases set out by the Labour Code of the Russian Federation (Article 137). In such cases it is lawful for an employer to deduct certain amounts from an employee’s salary.

Russia: WEEE management. Legal framework.

Management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE management) is gaining more and more importance all over the world. Although Russia tends to lag behind the EU in implementing environmental and waste management regulations, it has recently introduced the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR) that imposed WEEE management obligations on manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).

Ukraine: What are the revised RoHS requirements?

The revised Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment enters into force on 22 September 2017. It is therefore important for all EEE manufacturers and importers to ensure that they are fully ready to comply with the new requirements imposed by the "Ukrainian RoHS". The revised Ukrainian RoHS was developed in line with the EU RoHS recast provisions subject to certain deviations.

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