Russia: EPR – Revised product fee rates

As of 10 November 2018, importers and manufacturers of products subject to recycling, reuse and recovery (utilisation) are required to pay the revised fee rates if they do not perform utilisation of these products (i.e. either themselves or by joining a compliance scheme or by entering into a contract with a waste disposal operator).  The fees will apply to products placed on the market as of 2018 within the framework of extended producer responsibility (EPR).

Russia: Adopted Law on Organic Food

As of 1 January 2020 food manufacturers are to be able to market their products as “organic” only if these products comply with the adopted law on organic food.

The adopted Law defines “organic products” as environmentally clean agricultural products, raw materials and food the production process of which complies with the Law on Organic Food.

Russia: EPR - Amended regulation on reporting of products released on the Russian market

As of 4 August 2018, manufacturers and importers of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) are required to follow the revised procedure of annual reporting of products and packaging placed on the Russian market.

The amendments to the existing procedure clarify that the goods and packaging exported from Russia are not to be included into the total quantity of reported products.

Russia: Adopted occupational exposure limits for harmful substances in the air of working zone

As of 4 May 2018, organisations are to observe the revised occupational exposure limits (OELs) for 2495 substances. A Decree adopted on 13 February 2018 sets out maximum allowable concentrations (MACs) for 2495 harmful substances in the air of working zone.

The adopted revised OELs are compulsory for all types of organisations regardless of ownership and corporate structure.

Russia: Adopted list of products subject to compulsory identification marking

Starting from 1 January 2019 manufacturers or importers of products included into the adopted List are required to ensure that these products bear the required identification marks. The list indicates when dates when the requirement to place identification marks enters into force for each product group.

The list of products includes:

Russia: Clarification on some waste management issues

Federal Service on the Supervision of the Use of Natural Resources (RosPrirodNadzor) which is the Russian environmental law enforcement agency has issued a clarification letter on a number of waste management issues.

Russia: Adopted Regulation on issuing clinical trial permits

As of 21 April 2018, developers of pharmaceuticals (the Applicants) are required to follow the adopted procedure if they wish to obtain a permit for a clinical trial for their pharmaceuticals.

The state agency responsible for issuing clinical trial permits is the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.