The Council of the European Union has expanded its "blacklist" of countries that do not cooperate in tax information exchange.
On January 12, 2019, the decision №49 of the Eurasian Economic Union concerning the determination of the country of origin for the import of goods into EAEU-States came into force. Therefore all prior regulations on this matter have been cancelled.
These regulations exclusively apply to Non-EAEU-States!
The present article is meant to clarify the intent and purpose of the CE Marking and the EAC Marking. For improved clarity, the text will be structured into two parts. The first part covers the basics of the CE Marking, the second one the basics of the EAC Marking. Afterwards, the respective features and differences are outlined without losing focus of the similarities.
On January 8, 2019, the Eurasian Economic Union has published the register of pressure equipment subject to an EAC Certification. This affects all pressure equipment subject to the scope of the Technical Regulation TR CU 032/2013 On safety of pressure equipment.
The register will come into effect on February 27, 2019. It regulates all pressure equipment which requires special permissions or information at the customs clearance.
On January 18, 2019, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has passed the register of attractions subject to an EAC Certification. The EAC Certification follows the procedures and regulations of the Technical regulation TR EAEU 038/2016 On safety of attractions.
The attractions are divided into two groups according to their risk potential:
After a transition period of a few years, the updated version of the Technical Regulation TR CU 033/2013 On safety of milk and dairy products has finally come into force on January 16, 2019. Starting now, the producers and suppliers of are obliged to inform the consumer of the amount of vegetable oil their products contain. This requirement only applies for products containing milk and milk fat substitutes.
Towards the end of 2018, the Eurasian Economic Commission has issued new standards for all wheeled vehicles and their respective components. These Rules came into force on January 27, 2019. The new standards complement the provisions of the Technical Regulation TR CU 018/2011 „On safety of wheeled vehicles“. Some of the of new standards will only apply until April 1, 2019, others until December 31, 2019.
2018 is coming to an end. This year our company managed to achieve its corporate and financial goals.
On November 23, 2018, Order No. 182 of the Eurasian Economic Commission was published, which approved the draft technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union "On the Safety of Alcoholic Beverages".
The Commission of the Eurasian Economic Union is negotiating about the adoption of the new technical regulations "On the safety of products intended for civil protection and protection in a state of emergency".
The new framework unifies technical safety requirements, which are used for civil protection and emergency situations. The regulations contain rules on identification, marking and forms of conformity assessment.
The register of electronic equipment for which the use of hazardous substances is restricted, will come into force on November 18, 2018. The products have to conform with the guidelines of the technical regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
The register includes the following types of products:
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The new technical regulation TR EAEU 43/2017 On requirements for fire safety and extinguishing devices is to come into force on January 1, 2020. The regulation standardises requirements for:
According to the EAEU's statements, the national regulations of the EAEU member states will be adapted to the new standards.
In Russia in 2017, about 100 fire safety standards have been updated.
The Eurasian Economic Union has defined the Register of mineral fertilizers in accordance with the EAEU customs tariff numbers. These substance are subject to conformity assessment with the technical regulation TR EAEU 039/2016 On requirements for mineral fertilizer .
In conjunction with TR EAEU 044/2017 On the safety of packaged drinking water including natural mineral water coming into force, the provisions of TR CU 021/2011 On safety of food have been updated. The term "Drinking water for baby food" will be erased from the technical regulation in order to avoid overlappings with the new regulation.
According to the Decision of the Eurasian Economic Union № 64 fish products are to be erased from the unified register of products subject to state hygienic registration.
On January 1, 2022, the new technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union „On safety of combustible natural gas prepared for transportation and (or) use“ will come into force. The following products fall under the scope:
When exporting goods to Russia, one has to take into account that some goods might be subject to prohibitions and restrictions. The most significant obstacles at the moment, are the food embargo as well as license requirements for certain types of products.
In Russia, a new law on organic food has been passed. The new regulations aim to ensure the quality of the products and to inform consumers comprehensively. It is to come into force on January 1, 2020.
In particular, the law determines new requirements to the marking of organic food. Furthermore, a special register for the products will be created. These measures are intended to keep participants of bad faith out of the market and to improve the quality of the products.
Decision №41 „On the validity of EAC Declarations compliant with the minimum requirements of the technical regulations of the EAEU“ has entered into force on July 1, 2018.
In general, the rules concerning the registration procedure of the EAC Declaration remain unaltered, but the list of documents required is complemented by the following:
On July 12, 2018, the Eurasian Economic Union has announced a new monitoring system. It is supposed to detect violations of the technical regulations of the EAEU faster.
On June 27, 2018, new product types have been added to the harmonised list of Russian products subject to GOST-R certification.
The list includes now:
The certification has to be made in order to assess the compliance with GOST 31311-2005 "Heaters. General specifications".
On July 1, 2018, new rules have come into force that concern the creation of registration numbers for EAC declarations in the registers of the Federal Accreditation Service Rosakreditatsia.
On May 29, 2018 the Eurasian Economic Union has passed new regulations on products that do not only require a customs declaration, but also a conformity assessment with the regulation TR EAEU 042/2017 On safety of children's playgrounds.
The Eurasian Economic Union is about to pass an agreement on products that are not yet subject to technical regulation. On May 15, 2018 the document has been published on the official website of the EAEU. The agreement regulates the placing of types of goods that are not covered by the technical regulations on the market, such as:
A new draft legislation in Russia suggests new measures to fight counterfeit products. It has already passed the first reading.
The legislation would introduce a compulsory identification marking for certain products and determine the identification methods as well as the responsible authorities. It is supposed to contain illegal trade with fake products and shall enter into force on January 1, 2019.
Today, on June 4, President Vladimir Putin signed the law that introduces the response to the sanctions imposed on Russia by the USA and other western countries.
Federal Law on counteraction to “unfriendly” actions of the United States of America and other foreign states was first approved by the State Duma on May 22, and since then has been widely discussed in the country.
The requirements of the Technical Regulation TR CU 009/2011 On safety of perfumes and cosmetic products are being updated.
The Eurasian Economic Union has developed 16 new standards concerning the identification of perfumery and cosmetic products. Included are ethereal oils:
The State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted a draft law on “counter-sanctions” in the second reading – a response to sanctions imposed by the Western countries. The bill is intended to introduce a ban on the import of products from the "unfriendly" foreign states into Russia.
On March 6, 2018, the commission of the Eurasian Economic Union has passed the resolution № 37 «On changes to the resolution of December 9, 2011 г. № 878». Officially the resolution was published on March 7, 2018.
The overall focus hereby is on the revision of the Technical Regulation TR CU 019/2011 On safety of personal protective equipment and the standards required for the fulfillment of the regulation.
From March 1 to 16, 2018, a public hearing about the changes to the Technical Regulation On safety of milk and dairy products has taken place.
The changes concern the terms used in the regulation and are meant to bring the latter up-to-date and to avoid dual interpretation.
On December 29, 2017, the head of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology has signed a decree on the foundation of a national certification system. This means that the previous system will lose its validity.
On March 1, 2018, the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment has entered into force.
In case of some products, the conformity with the sanitary-hygienic regulations of the EAEU between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus has to be confirmed through the certificate state hygienic registration.
On January 1, 2018, the technical regulation TR EAEU 036/2016 On requirements for the gaseous fuel came into force in the Eurasian Economic Union.
The member states of the Eurasian Economic Union are debating about changes to the technical regulation TR CU 020/2011 On electromagnetic compatibility.
On December 26, 2017, the Eurasian Economic Commission published resolutions on changes to the technical regulations TR СU 022/2011 On food marking.
On January 10, 2018, Russia's Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology announced more than 400 documents concerning national and international standardization to enter into force.
This standardization applies to:
On January 31, 2018, a resolution by the government of the Russian Federation „On changes to the unified list of products requiring conformity“ has come into force. It has been decided to delete several positions from the list of GOST R products requiring conformity.
The following positions have been removed from the list:
In Russia, a new law on information communication is to be passed soon. The Russian Association for Media Communication has begun to elaborate on a new law which is to regulate the IT and communications field.
The EAEU's member states have their own requirements for water in pharmaceuticals. This complicates the quality control and creates problems with state registration.
Not only does the new regulation contain unified requirements for water for the EAEU's member states. It is also supposed to harmonize these requirements with those of the EU and the WHO.
On December 22, the Duma has passed a new law on the marking of goods with a special identification mark. According to this law, the government of the Russian Federation can decide which goods are to be marked with an identification number as well a special mark. The Duma shall also define rules concerning the marking. Furthermore, a list is to be created on which companies are allowed to do the marking by the government's order.
Thanks to new requirements for household appliances, up to 40 per cent of power will be saved.
On September 5, 2017, the Eurasian Economic Commission has published an official resolution about the new technical regulation TR EAEU 044/2017 On safety of packaged potable water including natural mineral water.
A new regulation for water, gas and electricity meters is to be introduced in Russia soon. The meters will have to be certified according to GOST.
Since the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union the member states (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan) have passed 44 technical regulations, 35 of which are in force.
On September 1, 2017, the technical regulation TR EAEU 040/2016 On safety of fish products comes into force. The corresponding resolution has been passed on October 18, 2016.
The new technical regulation TR EAEU 043/2017 On requirements for fire safety and extinguishing devices has been passed. It shall enter into force on January 1, 2020 and thereby replace the national regulations. Until 2020, fire safety certificates of the respective country have to be applied for.
The attestation of conformity according to the requirements of technical regulations and standards of is one of the conditions for the export of products requiring conformity to Russia and other member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan).
Recently, we receive an increasing number of inquiries from German companies, to verify the authenticity of EAC certificates. Unfortunately we have to find that some dubious Russian companies are offering faked certificates. These certificates look very authentic. They are made on a form and have a stamp. These fake certificates are not being issued by an accredited certification body and not registered accordingly.
On May 18, 2017, the College of the Eurasian Economic Commission published a draft for the Technical Regulation "On safety of packaged potable water including natural mineral water".
On May 17, 2017, the new technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union TR EAEU 042/2017 On safety of children's playgrounds has been passed. It contains the binding safety requirements for playground equipment, floor coverings for children's playgrounds, as well as rules for their project planning, assembly, use, transport, and recycling..
On May 18, 2017, the new technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union TR EAEU 041/2017 On safety of chemicals has been published. The new regulation serves as a gift-in-return to the European REACH regulation and CLP regulation.
Until 2025, Rosstandart plans to finish with modernizing a large part of the current national standards. About 14,000 GOST Standards that have been introduced during Soviet times shall be abolished or replaced by new standards.
On March 3, 2017, the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission passed the technical regulation „On safety of chemicals“. The document determines unified requirments for chemical products manufactured within the EAEU as well as rules regarding conformity assessment, rules of identification, requirements for terminology and marking.
The technical regulation corresponds with the EU's REACH regulation.
The regulation intends the protection of the population's life and health as well as of the environments. It is supposed to prevent actions that are misleading consumers.
In the EAEU, the technical regulation TR EAEU 039/2016 On requirements for mineral fertilizer has been passed.
According to the resolution of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission of November 30, 2016 No. 150 the technical regulation TR EAEU 039/2016 On requirements for mineral fertilizer has been passed.
On December 1, 2016, a law on sharper penalties for the distrubution of products not meeting the requirements of technical regulations was presented to the Russian Duma.
The technical regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 determines unified requirements for the permissible concentration of lead, quicksilver, cadmium and hexavalent chromium in electronic devices.
On October 18, 2016, the technical regulation "On safety of attractions" has been passed in Moscow during the meeting of the Eurasion Economic Commission. The document was finally published on December 23, 2016.
During the meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission on November 30, 2016, the technical regulation "On requirements for mineral fertilizer" has been passed.
On October 18, a series of important rules in the field of technical and non-tariff regulation has been passed in Moscow, among them three new technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union.
The EAEU passes the technical regulation TR EAEU 036/2016 On requirements for the gaseous fuel.
The resolution on the new technical regulation has been published on the homepage of the Eurasian Economic Commission on October 19, 2016 and will come into force.
The regulation sets the mandatory safety requirements for liquid hydrocarbon gas with respect to the processes of storage, transport and sale thereof in order to ensure free circulation in the Customs Union.
On September 28, 2016, the resolution of the College of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 60 "On the introduction of changes to the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union TR CU 017/2011 On safety of light industry products" has been published.
The Eurasian Economic Commission develops two Technical Regulations "On safety of metro-rolling stock" and "On safety of light rail vehicles and trams".
On August 4, 2016, the College of the Eurasian Economic Commission published resolution № 110 on the approval of the technical regulation TR EAEU 037/2016 On restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
In the course of the implementation of the federal law No. 162-FZ "About standardization in the Russian Federation" on July 5, 2016, the order of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology Rosstandart № 795 "On the authorization of the portrayal and the description of the GOST Marking of the national system of standardization" for the marking of products that meet the requirements of the Russian GOST standards has been published.
The EAEU's member states and the Eurasian Economic Commission have prepared a convention on the harmonization of the legislature in the field of governmental control about the compliance of requirements of the Technical Regulations of the EAEU.
For the purpose of consumer protection, the project intends the development of a unified information data bank on dangerous products that are circulating on the single market.
The compliance with standards of the technical regulation is indispensable for the import of products subject to conformity to Russia and other member states of the Eurasian Economic Union.
German manufacturers, are confused by the field of conformity assessment. A lot of them are confronted by the question: what's the difference between TR CU Certificate and EAC Certificate?
In fact, it is just two different names for the same process of conformity assessment, whereby both names are actually wrong or an incomplete and misleading translation.
On July 1, 2016, the new law "On standardization" enters into force in Russia. It tightens significantly the requirements for manufacturers regarding the compliance with the national GOST standards.
On February 18, 2016, the resolution of the Eurasian Economic Commission № 15 On changes to the Decision of the Customs Union's Commission № 711 of July 15, 2011 „On the unified EAC Mark in the member states of the Customs Union“ was published.
The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) passed five new national GOST standards for devices for in-vitro medical diagnostics. The certification is made on a voluntary basis. All these documents are to enter into force on November 1, 2016.
The new GOST standards for in-vitro diagnostic devices are unified rules on the marking of these devices and reagents as well as rules for the preparation of the technical documentation.
In 2016, some new GOST Standards that the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology Rosstandart has agreed to are to come into force in Russia.
One of which is a standard that can be complied with on a voluntary basis that deals with „Aluminium kitchen ware with non-adhesive coating“. It sets requirements for the marking, transportation and storage of these goods as well as for their size.
The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology Rosstandart introduces two new GOST standards. One of which will determines the requirements for food safety, the other one for safety of consumer goods.
The GOST standard on food safety shall come into force on July 1, 2016.
It corresponds to the international ISO / TS 22002-3: 2011 standards (Prerequisite programmes on food safety -- Part 3: Farming) and is supposed to harmonize the agricultural production in Russia with international requirements.
When purchasing goods, the majority of Russians prefers products that refer to the GOST Certification on their packaging. 77% of the population stated so in a survey by the agency WZIOM that was carried out in October 2015.
The Soviet GOST system still remains the most reliable guarantee for high quality in the consciousness of Russians.
According to the journal "Kommersant", it is intended to increase the fines of up to 1 million Rubles for the violation against the certification requirments and to limit the promotion of certification services.