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EAEU: Food must be marked with a “GMO” sign

As of 26 June 2020, all food manufactured or imported into the EAEU (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) must be marked with a “GMO” sign if it was manufactured with the use of genetically modified organisms.

KAZAKHSTAN: Revised Rules for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Manufacturers and importers pf products subject to the extended producer responsibility in Kazakhstan are required to comply with the revised version of the Rules on EPR obligations, including management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), batteries and packaging.

The EPR obligations arise:

-          For manufacturers – from the moment a finished product has been recorded as such in the manufacturer’s internal records;

Uzbekistan: Vehicle disposal fee is introduced

As of 1 August 2020, vehicle manufacturers and importers are obliged to pay a utilisation charge for all vehicles they import into Uzbekistan or place on the market in Uzbekistan.

The utilisation fee has been introduced by way of amending the two laws of Uzbekistan: on Nature Protection and on Wastes.

Utilization charge (or “utilisation fee”) is a fee that is payable for: wheeled vehicles, self-propelled vehicles and vehicle trailers.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on Non-Alcoholic Drinks

As of 2 December 2021, manufacturers and importers of non-alcoholic drinks and raw materials used for non-alcoholic drinks are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation (TR). 

Until the adopted TR enters into force, all existing standards and regulatory instruments applicable to non-alcoholic drinks are to be applied voluntary and are not binding.

Uzbekistan: Law on infant milk and baby food enters into force

As of 24 April 2020, manufacturers and importers of baby food and infant milk have to comply with the provisions set out by Law on Supporting Breastfeeding and Requirements for Baby and Infant Food. Some provisions of this law also apply to baby and infant food advertisers. 

The document introduces a number of requirements and restrictions applicable to baby food and its producers. 

Belarus: Adopted standard on medical face masks

Decree of the State Standardisation Authority (Gosstandart) of April 10, 2020 No. 20 of the Republic of Belarus, adopted GOST R 58396-2019 “Medical masks. Requirements and test methods. " as the national Belorussian standard. 

Belarus: Clarification on certification requirements for face masks

Currently the mass production and sale of face masks in the Republic of Belarus is increasing constantly. The masks include those to be used as hygienic (sanitary-hygienic) products in order to prevent (the spread of infectious diseases that pose a danger to public health, including coronavirus COVID-19.

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