ALL (General product requirements)

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: 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 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).

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:

Uzbekistan: Commenced Transition to the Green Economy

Uzbekistan has adopted Presidential Decree No. PP-436 02.12.2022 “On measures aimed at increasing the effectiveness of reforms with the goal of transition of the Republic of Uzbekistan to a “green” economy until 2030”.

The adopted document approved the Green Economy Transition Program of Uzbekistan providing for the transition to a "green" economy and ensuring "green" growth in the Republic of Uzbekistan until 2030. The plan includes the achievement of the following strategic goals:

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.

Ukraine: List of Products Subject to Quotas and Licencing for 2021

As of 1 January 2021, organisations importing certain products and substances into Ukraine are required to obtain import licences and/or to observe the set importation quotas.

The list of products subject to export quotas includes precious metals (gold and silver) and scrap precious metals.

Belarus: Adopted procedure for handling unsafe products

As of 27 January 2021, importers, sellers and manufacturers of unsafe products are required to follow the adopted procedure regulating management and handling of such products.

Products can be declared unsafe by the competent authorities based on test results or following a visual inspection of the products.