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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 Five “older” versions of ISO and EN standards have been replaced by newer versions.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”.

UZBEKISTAN: Excise stamps are no longer required for sparkling wines

Presidential Decree of 4 April 4 2023 No. PP-110 “On additional measures aimed at providing the population with high-quality consumer goods” abolished, as of 1 July 2023, the excise stamp requirement for sparkling and natural wines in Uzbekistan.

New forms of excise stamps for alcohol and tobacco products in Uzbekistan are to be introduced in July 2023.  

EAEU: Amended procedure for registration conformity declarations

As of 22 January 2023 manufacturers and importers registering or renewing declarations of conformity of products with EAEU technical regulations have to follow the revised registration procedure.

According to the amendment it is now mandatory to indicate the following in the registration application:

-          storage conditions and durability period for the product in question;

-          service period of the product in the declaration.

UZBEKISTAN: Product certification process to involve checking breaches of IP rights

As of 17 May 2023, all product certification procedures in Uzbekistan are to include checks for compliance with intellectual property rights.

In accordance with the adopted amendments, product certification in the National Certification System of the Republic of Uzbekistan will include (among other things) verification of compliance with intellectual property rights (trademarks, service marks, appellations of origin, geographical indications, and industrial designs) (IP objects).

Russia: Revised rules for GMO registration

As of 1 September 2023, revised rules for the registration of GMOs and GMO-containing products start to apply.

The Rules apply to GMOs intended for releasing into the environment and to products made with the use of GMOs or containing GMOs.

The revised version provides that the following products are not subject to the state registration in Russia:

EAEU: Amended Standard Conformity Assessment Modules

As of 10 January 2023, the EAEU Decision No. 44 of 18 April 2018 on Standard Conformity Assessment Modules was amended.

The amendments revised the circumstances when a conformity certificate and/or annexes to such a certificate or a declaration of conformity can be reissued without the holder having to undergo a conformity assessment procedure once again.  Such circumstances include: