As of 2 January 2023, organisations importing or using plastic, compostable or biodegradable bags are required to comply with the revised requirements set out by the revised Technical Regulation.
The Technical Regulation applies to organisations involved in the production, import and (or) sale of plastic bags, oxo-biodegradable plastic bags, oxo-biodegradable plastic bags, biodegradable and (or) compostable bags on the territory of Georgia.
As of 20 December 2022, organisations handling or generating used oils or using electrical transformers or other equipment potentially containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Georgia are required to comply with the revised rules on handling polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and oils containing PCBs.
As of 3 January 2023, employers and employees using or providing personal protective equipment (PPE) are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation (TR).
The TR sets out that PPE must be used only when collective protective equipment or risk mitigation measures are not able to provide an adequate protection and to sufficiently lower the risks.
Employers must provide PPE to their employees, if needed, considering potential risks to the employees’ health and safety.
Employers must provide PPE free of charge and ensure timely service and repair of PPE.
As of 20 September 2022, changes to the waste oils management rules entered into force in Georgia.
The changes exempt the following types of oils from the scope of the waste oil management regulation:
a) oils imported by a natural person (except for an individual entrepreneur / sole trader);
b) oils declared for import by the state body of a foreign country and/or international organization;
c) oils declared for import for the purpose of humanitarian aid or as a grant;
As of 1 January 2025, manufacturers and importers of animal feed in Georgia are to be required to use additives in such animal food in accordance with the adopted Rules.
The Rules define “animal feed” as any substance or product, including animal feed additives, processed, partially processed or unprocessed, intended for oral feeding of animals.
As of 1 January 2023, employers are required to comply with the minimum requirements on the installation of health and safety signs at workplaces.
The adopted Regulation applies to all workplaces except for:
a) warning signs placed on hazardous substances, hazardous compounds, products and/or equipment/equipment on the market, unless otherwise provided for by the legislation of Georgia;
As of 1 January 2026, manufacturers and importers of food contact materials are required to comply with the adopted Technical Regulation (TR).
The technical regulation aims at the effective functioning of the internal market of plastic materials and articles (items) intended for contact with food, protection of human health and consumer rights.