ALL (General product requirements)

Russia. Issue 16 May 2016

DRAFT Amendments to working time restrictions for drivers

The Ministry of Transport has proposed to optimize restrictions imposed on the working time of drivers. The amendments are to affect organisations and facilities that employ drivers operating vehicles belonging to such organisations and that are incorporated or registered in Russia.

When do the EEU Technical Regulations enter into force in Kyrgyzstan?

The timeframe was set for Kyrgyzstan for the entry into force of EEU Technical Regulations.  It was adopted by Decision No. 11 of 26 January 2016 of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The TRs will become mandatory in Kyrgyzstan on different dates, and the last one to become mandatory is the TR on automotive and aviation fuel which is to become fully mandatory on 12 August 2021.

The TRs are to be enforced in Kyrgyzstan in four “batches”.

Kazakhstan Introduces Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Product manufacturers and importers will have to organize collection, treatment, transportation, use and utilization of wastes generated from the use of these products. This requirement was initially introduced by the Environmental Code of Kazakhstan.  At the first stage, the requirement only applies to the automotive industry producers and manufacturers, such as those importing vehicles, tyres, accumulators, motor oils, etc.

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