Georgia: Adopted Technical Regulation Approving Products and Substances that Can be Used in Organic Manufacturing

As of 1 January 2027, manufacturers of organic food in Georgia are required to comply with the restrictions adopted by Technical Regulation on Approving Substances and Products Permitted to Be Used in Eco and Bio Production Processes.

As of that date, only substances listed in Annex 1 to the adopted Technical Regulation are to be used in organic production processes. The list includes sodium chloride, chitosan hydrochloride, talc (CAS 14807-96-6), etc.

GEORGIA: Revised requirements for importing and using plastic and biodegradable bags

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.

GEORGIA: Adopted Rules for Handling PCBs and PCB-containing Oils

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.

GEORGIA: Adopted Technical Regulation on the Safe Use of PPE

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.

Georgia: Amended regulations on waste oils management

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;

Georgia: Regulation on the use of additives in animal feed

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.

Georgia: Adopted requirements on the placement of health and safety signs at workplaces

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;