Ukraine: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) overview

The extended producer responsibility (EPR) framework in Ukraine has been introduced by the revised Law on Wastes (enters into force in July 2023). 

The responsible producers have to fulfil their EPR obligations either collectively – by joining a compliance scheme or individually – by setting up their own compliance system.

The EPR in Ukraine includes the following:

Moldova: the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Framework

The extended producer responsibility (EPR) framework in Moldova is set out in the Law on Wastes No. 209. This law partially transposed the provisions of the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC into the national legislation.

According to the Law on Wastes, the following products are to be subject to the EPR obligations:



a)      Batteries and accumulators;

Ukraine: Law on Organic Food Production, Circulation and Labelling

Manufacturers and importers of “organic” food are required, as of 2 August 2019, to comply with the provisions of the Law on organic food production and labelling if they are intending to place organic products on the Ukrainian market.

“Organic products” are defined as agricultural products, including food and feedstuffs manufactured during organic food production process.

RUSSIA: Face masks not declared as PPE are not subject to certification

The Russian standardisation authority Rosstandart has clarified that if a manufacturer or importer places on the Russian market any face masks they do not claim to be personal protective equipment or masks declared as a part of clothes or apparel – these types of face masks do not have to undergo mandatory conformity assessment procedure.

RUSSIA: Face masks. Types, standards and legal requirements


Certification of face masks in Russia

Face masks sold in the Russian Federation can be assigned to one of the following categories:

-Medical devices (medical products);

-Personal protective equipment; and

-Other face masks.

Medical face masks

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.

Russia: Chemical Inventory in Russia

Chemical Inventory

Here is how we can help you submit the inventory:

1.If you do not have a representative in Russia – we can submit the inventory of your substances on your behalf. 

Russia: Mandatory identification marking of tobacco products

As of 1 March 2019 all tobacco manufacturers and sellers are required to register with the national system “Chestny Znak” in order to ensure their products bear compulsory identification marks.

As of 1 July 2019, it is prohibited to manufacture any tobacco products that have not been marked with an identification mark. All tobacco manufacturers are required to place a unique code (in Data Matrix format) on each pack of cigarettes.