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RUSSIA: Face masks not declared as PPE are not subject to certification

The Russian standardisation authority Rosstandart has clarified that if a manufacturer or importer places on the Russian market any face masks they do not claim to be personal protective equipment or masks declared as a part of clothes or apparel – these types of face masks do not have to undergo mandatory conformity assessment procedure.

RUSSIA: Face masks. Types, standards and legal requirements

 

Certification of face masks in Russia

Face masks sold in the Russian Federation can be assigned to one of the following categories:

-Medical devices (medical products);

-Personal protective equipment; and

-Other face masks.

Medical face masks

Uzbekistan: Pilot project for product identification marking

As of 1 December 2019, Uzbekistan has commenced a pilot project on implementing identification marking for alcoholic drinks and cigarettes.  Local manufacturers and importers can voluntary participate in the experiment.

The results of the experiment will be submitted to the Government before 30 June 2020.

Russia: Chemical Inventory in Russia

Chemical Inventory

Here is how we can help you submit the inventory:

1.If you do not have a representative in Russia – we can submit the inventory of your substances on your behalf. 

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.

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