Russia: Dairy products must have mandatory identification marking as of 1 June 2020

Earlier on, it was established that the deadline for the introduction of mandatory labelling of certain types of dairy products, identified by Direction of the Government of the Russian Federation of April 28, 2018 N 792-r, will be set depending on the results of the experiment on labelling of dairy products with identification marks. Now the exact date has been set as 1 June 2020.

Russia: Major revision of Russian health and safety regulations

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation (“Mintrud RF”) is planning to repeal up to 93% of outdated health and safety regulations that were adopted between 1917 and 1991. These regulations are not up to date and have completely lost their relevance to the modern reality.

Russia: Revised standard on health and safety signs

As of 1 October 2019, facility operators are required to ensure their safety signs comply with the revised edition of the Standard GOST 12.4.-26-2015 “Occupational safety standards system. Safety colours, safety signs and signal marking. Purpose and rules of application. General technical requirements and characteristics. Test methods”.

Russia: Regulations on mandatory identification marking of clothing and textile

 1. Draft procedure for identification marking of clothing and textile

As of 1 July 2020, the Russian Government is planning to make identification marking of textiles and clothing (“light industry” goods) mandatory for all importers and manufacturers.

Draft procedure for the mandatory identification marking of light industry goods was published on 23 September 2019.

Russia: Chemical Inventory in Russia

What is “chemical inventory”

Chemical inventory in Russia is one of the steps that are to be taken in preparation for the entry into force of Technical Regulation on the safety of chemical products (TR EAEU 041/2017).  The first step is creation of the Russian national part of EAEU Chemical Register.

How is inventory performed

Russia: Amended list of products subject to compulsory certification

As of 4 September 2019, manufacturers and importers of certain products have to issue a declaration of conformity in order to be able to sell these products in the Russian Federation.

The revised product groups for which such a declaration is required as of 4 September 2019, include:

Russia: Revised waste reporting form 2-TP adopted

Facilities submitting statistical reporting for waste management activities have to use a revised form 2-TP for 2019 reports. The reports for 2019 must be submitted by facilities before 1 February 2020.

Facilities must include into the form 2-TP the information about their waste generation, recycling, processing, disposal and neutralisation. All waste handling facilities must complete and submit this form.  Failure to submit the statistical reporting form 2-TP will result in a fine.