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EAEU: Amended sanitary rules for raw materials to be used for animal feed production

As of 26 November 2022, the amendments to the Common Veterinary and Sanitary Requirements enter into force.

The amendments revise the list of raw materials (not intended for human consumption) of animal or fish origin intended for the production of animal feed. The revised rules allow the importation into the EAEU or movement within the EAEU of the following types of raw materials:

EAEU: Amendments to Technical Regulation on Milk and Dairy Products

As of 18 September 2023, manufacturers and importers of milk and dairy products have to comply with the revised provisions of the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Milk and Dairy Products (TR TS 033/2013).

The amendments revise a number of definitions and microbiological properties of some milk and dairy products.

EAEU: Amended electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements

As of 11 December 2022, manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic products in the EurAsian Economic Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia) are subject to the electromagnetic compatibility regulations, are required to comply with the revised version of the Technical Regulation TR TS 020/2011 on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Technical Devices (the EMC TR).

EAEU: Common requirements for skin antiseptics published

Specific requirements applicable to skin antiseptics have been included into Part 20, Chapter II of the Common Sanitary and Hygienic Requirements for Products Subject to Sanitary Supervision in the EAEU.

As a result, it has become possible to perform toxicology and safety evaluation for any skin antiseptic (skin sanitiser) in accordance with any method included into Part 20.

EAEU: Draft amendments to the EAEU RoHS are being discussed

Manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment might soon be subject to the revised EAEU RoHS (also called “Russia RoHS” or "EurAsia RoHS") with a number of very important amendments. 

The draft amendment No. 1 to the Technical Regulation N. 037/2016 on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment is to be publicly discussed until 20 January 2022. All interested parties and stakeholders are able to submit their comments until that date. 

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.

EAEU: Technical Regulation on the Safety of Personal Protective Equipment

As of 1 June 2012, manufacturers and importers of personal protective equipment into the EAEU (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) are required to comply with the requirements set out in the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Personal Protective Equipment (TR TS 019/2011) – the EAEU TR on PPE. 

EEU and Russia: call to ban MIT and MCI from child cosmetics

The recent prohibition of MIT (Methylisothiazolinone) in all leave-on cosmetics marketed in the European Union triggered the start of public campaign in Russia. The campaign is led by the media project “LookBio” and the website ekokosmetika.ru.  The aim of this campaign is to totally exclude MIT from child cosmetic products placed on the Russian market.

EEU: Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products will be restricted

On 4 August 2016 the text of the draft Technical Regulation (TR) on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment has been published. The text is in line with the European Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2).  The provisions of the TR would apply to the whole EEU: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

EEU, Issue 4 August 2016

Draft Customs Code of the EEU is to be submitted for intra-state approval in August 2016

On 26 July 2016 the High Level Working Group dealing with draft Customs Code of the EEU has managed to find an agreement between the parties on the text of the draft Code.

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