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Moldova: Adopted Regulation on Waste Oil Management

As of 25 May 2023, manufacturers and importers of technical oils are required to comply with the waste oil management requirements, including the extended producer responsibility (EPR) requirements.

Regulation No. 731 of 26 October 2022 partially transposes into the law of Moldova the Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives (“the Waste Framework Directive”).

Uzbekistan: Some pharmaceutical raw materials and equipment have been relieved from import customs duties

Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers dated September 21, 2022 No. 519 “On approval of the list of technological and laboratory equipment, its components and spare parts, as well as raw materials and materials, medical products and packaging materials that are exempted from customs duties” was adopted.

The document approved the lists of materials and equipment exempt from customs duties, which contain:

EAEU: Adopted list of products subject to the Technical Regulation on the safety of meat and meat products

As of 4 November 2022, products included into the list of products adopted by Decision of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission dated 04.10.2022 N 140 are subject to the Technical Regulation on the safety of meat and meat products and require an EAEU Declaration of Conformity before they can be imported into the EAEU.

The adopted list includes product names and their HS codes (TN VED codes or customs tariff codes). The list includes:

Georgia: Amended regulations on waste oils management

As of 20 September 2022, changes to the waste oils management rules entered into force in Georgia.

The changes exempt the following types of oils from the scope of the waste oil management regulation:

a) oils imported by a natural person (except for an individual entrepreneur / sole trader);

b) oils declared for import by the state body of a foreign country and/or international organization;

c) oils declared for import for the purpose of humanitarian aid or as a grant;

Uzbekistan: Introduces mandatory digital labelling of water and soft drinks

Manufacturers and importers of packaged drinking water and soft drinks (including juices) are to be required to apply mandatory digital labelling on these products in accordance with the adopted Resolution.

The requirement to mark water and drinks with mandatory digital marking is to be introduced in stages. The procedure for mandatory digital marking of water and soft drinks through means of identification will be gradually introduced during 2023-2024

Uzbekistan: Law on Standardisation adopted

As of 5 November 2023, manufacturers and importers of products subject to standardisation (certification) are to be required to comply with the provisions of the adopted Law of Uzbekistan on Standardisation.

The adopted law sets out the following types of standards:

-         national standard;

-         international (regional) standard; and

-         foreign standard.

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:

Kyrgyzstan: Procedure for equipping vehicles with tachographs

As of 27 September 2022, companies operating transport vehicles belonging to classes M2, M3, N2 and N3 are required to equip these vehicles with tachograhps for the purpose of recording working and resting time of drivers. 

The procedure has been developed in line with the European Agreement Concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport (AETR).