ALL (General product requirements)

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".

Ukraine: List of products subject to import and export licencing and quotas

As of 1 January 2020, organisations importing or exporting certain products and substances, are required to comply with import and/or export licencing requirements and/or quotas.

The lists of such products have been adopted by Decree No. 1109 of 24 December 2019.

Products that are subject to quotas include precious metals (silver, gold and platinum) as well as scrap of precious metals.

Uzbekistan: Pilot project for product identification marking

As of 1 December 2019, Uzbekistan has commenced a pilot project on implementing identification marking for alcoholic drinks and cigarettes.  Local manufacturers and importers can voluntary participate in the experiment.

The results of the experiment will be submitted to the Government before 30 June 2020.

EAEU: Clarification on “authorised representative of the manufacturer”

The EurAsian Intergovernmental Council adopted Decision No. 10 of 25 October 2019 with the aim to ensure that the term “authorised representative of the manufacturer” who is empowered act as the Applicant for the purpose of conformity assessment of serially manufactured products is used and understood in the same way throughout all EAEU member states.

Russia: Amended list of products subject to compulsory certification

As of 4 September 2019, manufacturers and importers of certain products have to issue a declaration of conformity in order to be able to sell these products in the Russian Federation.

The revised product groups for which such a declaration is required as of 4 September 2019, include:

Ukraine: Implementation of EU product safety legislation

As of 3 July 2019 Ukrainian, legislation in the area of product safety has been further aligned with the EU product compliance regulations. Law No. 2740-VIII of 6 June 2019 makes substantial amendments to the Ukrainian technical regulation and market surveillance requirements.

Ukraine: Adopted Safety Requirements for Milk and Dairy Products

Order No. 118 dated 03/12/2019 approved the Requirements for the safety and quality of milk and dairy products, which introduce the principles of good manufacturing practice for the production, processing and placing on the market of milk and dairy products. The rules also set criteria for raw milk that determine its suitability for being placed on the market.