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Georgia: Adopted Technical Regulation Approving Products and Substances that Can be Used in Organic Manufacturing

As of 1 January 2027, manufacturers of organic food in Georgia are required to comply with the restrictions adopted by Technical Regulation on Approving Substances and Products Permitted to Be Used in Eco and Bio Production Processes.

As of that date, only substances listed in Annex 1 to the adopted Technical Regulation are to be used in organic production processes. The list includes sodium chloride, chitosan hydrochloride, talc (CAS 14807-96-6), etc.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Regulation on Issuing Preliminary Decision on a Product’s Country of Origin

As of 21 June 2024, all preliminary decisions on a product’s country of origin are to be issued in accordance with the adopted procedure.

A preliminary decision is a document that is issued by customs authority. This document confirms the country of origin of a specific product that is to be moved across the border.

Market participants, such as importers or manufacturers are not obliged to obtain a preliminary decision.

Uzbekistan: Adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Tobacco Products

As of 1 January 2025, importers and manufacturers of tobacco products in Uzbekistan are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation (TR) on the Safety of Tobacco Products in Uzbekistan. The adopted TR applies to tobacco products and devices intended to consume tobacco or nicotine.

The adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of Tobacco Products does not apply for products that are:

-          Intended for export or transit;

Uzbekistan: Amended regulation on issuing certificates of origin

As of 4 August 2024, the issue of Certificates of Origin for products is to be conducted according to the revised procedure.

The amendments introduced by Decree No. 311 of 30 May 2024, provide the possibility to issue a CT-UZ certificate for products manufactured in Uzbekistan, sold on the internal marked and subsequently exported abroad.

EAEU: Amended list of cosmetic standards

The EurAsian Economic Commission Board has amended the lists of standards for the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Cosmetics and Perfumery TR TS 009/2011.

The lists have been supplemented by additional 20 intrastate standards. Five “older” versions of ISO and EN standards have been replaced by newer versions.

EAEU: Draft Amendments to the Technical Regulation on Fish and Fish Products

On 18 July 2023 a draft law that would amend Technical Regulation No. 040/2016 on Fish and Fish Products was published.

The amendments would clarify some provisions of the TR on Fish and Fish Products and introduce definitions to some new terms, such as “surimi mince” into the TR.

The amendments would also provide for a revised edition of Annex 1 to the TR 040/2016 “Microbiological safety norms”.