Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
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.
As of 27 November 2019, the Amendments to the technical regulation of the Customs Union “On the safety of personal protective equipment” (TR CU 019/2011) – “TR on PPE”, adopted by Decision of the EEC Council dated May 28, 2019 No. 55, entered into force.
Starting from 30 August 2020, manufacturers and importers of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Ukraine are required to comply with the adopted Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the Safety of Personal Equipment adopted by Decree No. 771 of 21 August 2019. The adopted TR is to replace the current Technical Regulation with the same name adopted by Decree No. 761 of 27 August 2008.
As of 1 June 2012, manufacturers and importers of personal protective equipment into the EAEU (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) are required to comply with the requirements set out in the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Personal Protective Equipment (TR TS 019/2011) – the EAEU TR on PPE.