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Ukraine: Adopted law restricting powers of Market Surveillance Authorities

As of 26 March 2020, the powers of the Market Surveillance Authorities of Ukraine are to be significantly restricted when it comes to the control and supervision of business entities (including product manufacturers).

The Verkhovna Rada adopted and the President signed the "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Reduction of Pressure on Business by Market Surveillance Bodies".

Ukraine: List of products subject to import and export licencing and quotas

As of 1 January 2020, organisations importing or exporting certain products and substances, are required to comply with import and/or export licencing requirements and/or quotas.

The lists of such products have been adopted by Decree No. 1109 of 24 December 2019.

Products that are subject to quotas include precious metals (silver, gold and platinum) as well as scrap of precious metals.

Russia: Environmental pollution fee rates are set for 2020

Organisations emitting polluting substances into the ambient air, those discharging polluting substances into water bodies and those generating and disposing of class I to V wastes have to apply revised environmental pollution fee rates for all discharges and emissions made from 1 January 2020.

Uzbekistan joins the ADR

Uzbekistan has joined the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and the Protocol (Geneva, 28 October 1993).

The agreement aims to improve the safety of international road transport and defines the term “dangerous goods” – items that are not allowed for international road transport without observing certain conditions.

Uzbekistan: Imported flour and salt must be enriched with micronutrients

As of 1 April 2020, importers of flour and salt into Uzbekistan must ensure that all flour and salt are enriched with micronutrients. The amendment imposing this requirement was made to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers dated November 23, 2010 No. 260 (Decree No. 1035 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan dated December 25, 2019). 

As of 1 April 2020, it will only be possible to import grade I wheat flour and table salt enriched with micronutrients into Uzbekistan.