Uzbekistan joins the ADR

Uzbekistan has joined the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and the Protocol (Geneva, 28 October 1993).

The agreement aims to improve the safety of international road transport and defines the term “dangerous goods” – items that are not allowed for international road transport without observing certain conditions.

Uzbekistan: Imported flour and salt must be enriched with micronutrients

As of 1 April 2020, importers of flour and salt into Uzbekistan must ensure that all flour and salt are enriched with micronutrients. The amendment imposing this requirement was made to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers dated November 23, 2010 No. 260 (Decree No. 1035 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan dated December 25, 2019). 

As of 1 April 2020, it will only be possible to import grade I wheat flour and table salt enriched with micronutrients into Uzbekistan. 

Uzbekistan: Pilot project for product identification marking

As of 1 December 2019, Uzbekistan has commenced a pilot project on implementing identification marking for alcoholic drinks and cigarettes.  Local manufacturers and importers can voluntary participate in the experiment.

The results of the experiment will be submitted to the Government before 30 June 2020.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Packaged Drinking Water

Starting from 12 April 2021, manufacturers and importers of packaged (bottled) drinking water in Uzbekistan are required to comply with the provisions of the adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Drinking Water in Uzbekistan.

The adopted TR applies to natural mineral water (table, treatment, medical-table, naturally gaseous), processed and natural drinking water as well as water intended for children.

Uzbekistan: Revised energy efficiency labelling regulation

As of 11 October 2019, manufacturers and importers of domestic electrical appliances in Uzbekistan are required to provide energy efficiency labels for additional types of products. The list of products subject to energy efficiency labelling has been supplemented by the following items:

Uzbekistan: Mobile devices must undergo registration

As of 18 September 2019, all importers and manufacturers of mobile phone devices (including those imported for personal use) must register them in the special database.

The Regulation was approved on the registration procedure for mobile devices used, imported and produced both for sale or personal use in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan (PKM dated September 17, 2019 No. 778).