EEU. Issue 20 May 2016
Revised list of standards required for the application and implementation of the Eurasian Economic Union TR on Cosmetics
As of 17 June 2016 manufacturers and importers of cosmetic products (in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) are required to organize sample taking and testing of these products pursuant to a revised list of standards.
The list contains names of standards and the reference to the requirements of the TR on Cosmetics which these standards are to support. For example, in order to test the percentage of mercury in cosmetics, the standard GOST 26927-86 is to be used. The tests of the SPF must be performed in accordance with GOST ISO 24444-2013.
Law: Decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission Collegiate No. 46 of 17 May 2016 “Concerning the Amendment of the Decision of the Customs Union Commission No. 799 of 23 September 2011”.
Amended program for the development and adoption of standards for the TR on Cosmetics
The program has been amended for the development and adoption of standards the use of which on a voluntary basis ensures compliance with the EEU Technical Regulation on the Safety of Perfumery and Cosmetic Products TR TS 009/2011 and of standards required to apply and implement the provisions of the TR on Cosmetics.
Amendments included addition of new standards that are to be developed by around 2019 by the mandated EEU member state. For example, Belarus is to revise GOST 27429087 “Liquid Cosmetic Products. Packaging, Labelling, Transportation and Storage” by the end of 2016. Belarus is also to revise GOST 28303-89 “Perfumery and Cosmetic Products. Packaging, Labelling, Transportation and Storage” by 2017.
The Russian Federation is to revise GOST 32117-2013 “Perfumery and Cosmetic Products. General Requirements. Information for the Consumer”.
Law: Decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission Council No. 43 of 17 May 2016.
Adopted revised procedure for the suspension or termination of export or import licences
The procedure is in force as of 22 May 2016. The competent body of the relevant EEU member state is empowered to suspend or terminate import or export licence in certain cases. Such cases include expiration of a document on the basis of which the licence has been issued, any changes in the incorporation form, name or address of the licence holding organization, etc. The competent body is required to inform the licence holder in writing on its decision to suspend or terminate the licence.
Law: Decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission Council No. 34 of 19 April 2016.