EEU (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan)

EAEU: Draft amendments to the food labelling regulation

Draft Amendments No. 4 to the Technical Regulation on Food Labelling (TR TS 022/2011), aim to clarify a number of existing provisions, to prevent misleading of consumers and to help consumers make an informed purchasing decision.

In particular, the amendments would expand and clarify the list of potential allergens that must be highlighted on a product label.

EAEU: Adopted rules for the mandatory identification marking of milk and dairy products by EAEU member states

According to the adopted Decision, the EAEU member states will independently determine the date of introduction and the procedure for the mandatory identification marking of certain types of dairy products on their territory. They have agreed to notify the Eurasian Economic Commission of such a date.

At the same time, the EAEU members are not allowed to set a ban on the circulation of unmarked goods earlier than the deadlines set out in the list of dairy products, approved by the adopted Decision.

EAEU: Proposed amendments to the TR on Cosmetics and Perfumery

Draft law aims to impose amendments to the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union "On the Safety of Perfumery and Cosmetic Products" (TR CU 009/2011). The proposed amendments aim to revised and extend (add several hundreds of new substances) the list of chemicals the use of which in cosmetic and perfumery products in the EAEU (EEC) is prohibited.

EAEU: Draft amendments to the Customs Union Technical Regulation “On Safety of Food Products”

EAEU is discussing the amendment to the TR on Food Safety (the TR) that have been developed in accordance with the Mandate of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council No. 12 of 17 July 2020.

The Amendments would establish the maximum permissible levels of residues of veterinary medicines (pharmacologically active substances), which can be contained in both unprocessed and processed food products of animal origin.

EAEU: Revised list of standards for perfumery and cosmetics

The EurAsian Economic Commission Board has updated the lists of standards the voluntary use of which ensures compliance with the EAEU Technical Regulation on the Safety of Perfumery and Cosmetic Products.

The list of standards has been supplemented by three new standards.

EAEU: Ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (ERPs)

EAEU has adopted Technical Regulation on Energy Efficiency of Energy-Consuming Devices (TR EAEU 048/2019) – the TR on Ecodesign. 

It is intended that the TR on Ecodesign enters into force some time in 2021 but not before 1 September 2021. 

The TR requires that equipment must have a device for controlling the power supply mode of at least one of the following types: 

EAEU: Adopted list of testing methods for disinfectants (biocidal products)

On 8 December 2020, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission made changes to the Unified Sanitary and Epidemiological and Hygienic Requirements for Products Subject to Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision. The document is supplemented with a list of methods that are to be used for evaluating the effectiveness of disinfectants and biocides that are to be placed on the EAEU (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) market.

Belarus: Adopted 14 standards for cosmetic products

As of 1 August  2020, Belarus has adopted 14 interstate standards (GOST) for perfumery and cosmetic products. The standards regulate safety indicators, methods of their control and measurement, as well as some terms and definitions. The documents were developed by the Belarusian State Institute of Metrology (BelGIM).