Russia: Criminal liability for unsafe products or services

In Russia, it is a criminal offence to manufacture, store or transport with the aim to sell or sale of products (or provision of services) that do not comply with safety requirements set out in consumer protection laws, the applicable technical regulations or other applicable legislation and if these products or services are dangerous for human life or health.  This offence is set out in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, article 238.

Russia: Identification marking experiment for pneumatic tyres

The Government has decided to conduct an experiment on marking new pneumatic tyres with identification signs. The experiment is to be conducted from 20 June 2019 to 30 November 2019. 

The purpose of identification marking of products is to prevent any unlawful market circulation of these products in the Russian market.

Russia: “Bad” water users will be refused the right to use water bodies

The amendment applies to water users, both legal entities and individuals, whose rights to use water bodies were forcibly terminated by a court decision for the misuse of a water body or use of a water body in violation of the law. Such “bad” water users will be recorded in the special register. This register will also include information on the winners of the auction for the right to conclude a water use agreement, who evaded its conclusion and thus also became “bad” water users.