ALL (General product requirements)

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.

Ukraine: Amended Technical Regulation on Automotive, Diesel, Marine and Boiler Fuel

The Cabinet of Ministers, by decree of 09/23/2020 N 967, amended the Technical Regulations on the requirements for motor gasoline, diesel, marine and boiler fuel.

In particular, the list of fuels that are not subject to the requirements of this Technical Regulation has been extended.

Thus, it was determined that the requirements of the Technical Regulations also do not apply to:

Ukraine: Adopted law restricting powers of Market Surveillance Authorities

As of 26 March 2020, the powers of the Market Surveillance Authorities of Ukraine are to be significantly restricted when it comes to the control and supervision of business entities (including product manufacturers).

The Verkhovna Rada adopted and the President signed the "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Reduction of Pressure on Business by Market Surveillance Bodies".