Chemicals (industrial and household)

EAEU: Entry into force of "EurAsia REACH" is delayed again

The entry into force of the EAEU Technical Regulation 041/2017 on the Safety of Chemical Products (“the EurAsia REACH” which is also called "Russia REACH") has been delayed again. It is likely that the TR is to enter into force around 2025-2026.

The main reason for so many delays is the absence of the adopted “second-level” legislation that would regulate chemical notification procedure and creation of the EAEU Chemical Registry.

Uzbekistan: Zero customs duties set for some imported products

The President signed the Decree on improving the uninterrupted supply of production processes with raw materials dated October 12, 2022 No. PP-392.

In accordance with the Decree, customs duties have been set to zero (until 1 January 2025) for some products that enter the territory of Uzbekistan under the customs regime that is called "processing in the customs territory".

EAEU: Public discussion of standards for the EurAsian REACH

The Eurasian Economic Commission conducted public discussion of draft lists of standards that will be used to comply with and to fulfill the requirements of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union "On the safety of chemical products" (TR EAEU 041/2017) also called the “EurAsian REACH” or "Russian REACH" regulation.

The lists included:

Russia/EAEU: Repealed chemical standards

National standards GOST R 58473, GOST R 58474 and GOST R 58475 have been repealed before they could enter into force.

On 30 May 2022, the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) published Order No. 424-st, according to which the introduction of the following national standards has been cancelled:

EAEU: Common requirements for skin antiseptics published

Specific requirements applicable to skin antiseptics have been included into Part 20, Chapter II of the Common Sanitary and Hygienic Requirements for Products Subject to Sanitary Supervision in the EAEU.

As a result, it has become possible to perform toxicology and safety evaluation for any skin antiseptic (skin sanitiser) in accordance with any method included into Part 20.

EAEU: Draft amendments to the EAEU RoHS are being discussed

Manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment might soon be subject to the revised EAEU RoHS (also called “Russia RoHS” or "EurAsia RoHS") with a number of very important amendments. 

The draft amendment No. 1 to the Technical Regulation N. 037/2016 on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment is to be publicly discussed until 20 January 2022. All interested parties and stakeholders are able to submit their comments until that date.