Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Moldova: Adopted Technical Regulation on Personal Protective Equipment

As of 25 March 2023, manufacturers and importers of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Moldova are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation.

The TR has been drafted in line with the EU legislation - Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC.

The definition of PPE is identical to the one set out in Regulation (EU) 2016/425.

RUSSIA: Face masks not declared as PPE are not subject to certification

The Russian standardisation authority Rosstandart has clarified that if a manufacturer or importer places on the Russian market any face masks they do not claim to be personal protective equipment or masks declared as a part of clothes or apparel – these types of face masks do not have to undergo mandatory conformity assessment procedure.

RUSSIA: Face masks. Types, standards and legal requirements

 

Certification of face masks in Russia

Face masks sold in the Russian Federation can be assigned to one of the following categories:

-Medical devices (medical products);

-Personal protective equipment; and

-Other face masks.

Medical face masks

UKRAINE: Adopted Technical Regulation on the Safety of PPE

Starting from 30 August 2020, manufacturers and importers of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Ukraine are required to comply with the adopted Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the Safety of Personal Equipment adopted by Decree No. 771 of 21 August 2019.  The adopted TR is to replace the current Technical Regulation with the same name adopted by Decree No. 761 of 27 August 2008.

EAEU: Technical Regulation on the Safety of Personal Protective Equipment

As of 1 June 2012, manufacturers and importers of personal protective equipment into the EAEU (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) are required to comply with the requirements set out in the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Personal Protective Equipment (TR TS 019/2011) – the EAEU TR on PPE.