ALL (General product requirements)

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.

Russia: Criminal liability for unsafe products or services

In Russia, it is a criminal offence to manufacture, store or transport with the aim to sell or sale of products (or provision of services) that do not comply with safety requirements set out in consumer protection laws, the applicable technical regulations or other applicable legislation and if these products or services are dangerous for human life or health.  This offence is set out in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, article 238.

Ukraine: Ukrainian goods - European Certification

On June 6, 2019 the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) voted for the simplification of the certification procedure and conformity assessment of Ukrainian consumer goods.


The Parliament approved the draft Law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding the implementation of legislative acts of the European Union in the field of technical regulation. 


Uzbekistan: “ECO” mark can be used by certificate holders only

The system of voluntary eco-labeling of products is to be introduced as of January 1, 2020. It is based on the requirements of international standards. National standards for food, chemical, construction, textile, oil and gas and engineering industries will be developed during 2019-2022.