In recent times, there has been an increase in cases of counterfeit test reports. A test report is an important component of EAC certification, as it proves that the product meets the required standards.
At the end of 2022, Ukraine adopted a law on withdrawal from the Convention on Legal Aid and Legal Relations, but then the Cabinet of Ministers decided that documents certified on the territory of foreign states would be accepted on the territory of Ukraine without a special certificate, if such a practice existed before February 24, 2022.
According to the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation, applications for affixing an electronic apostille can be sent in accordance with the legislation of the competent authorities, including through the website gosuslugi.ru. The application form is determined by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
On January 10, 2021, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Council Decision No. 127 of December 23, 2020, approving temporary measures for EAC certification related to the spread of COVID-19, entered into force.
On January 1, 2021, a new procedure for registration of EAC declarations approved by Decision of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade No. 478 of July 31, 2020 came into effect. EAC declarations must be independently registered by applicants through the electronic service FSIS Rosaccreditation.
The technical regulation TR CU 025/2012 On furniture safety is to be updated.
The amendments mainly concern product identification, which has to be carried out by the certification body in the presence of the applicant when an EAC certificate is obtained. The registration of the EAC declaration can be done by the manufacturer /official representative or seller as well as by the test laboratory.
On November 6, 2020 the fourth meeting of the Interdepartamental Council of National Quality Infrastructure took place.
During the meeting, the question of the possibility of accredited bodies to work in the field of mandatory conformity assessment with the requirements of the legislation of the Eurasian Economic Union was discussed. 17 newly accredited bodies were added to the national part of the single register and 425 accredited bodies confirmed their qualification. 171 accredited bodies have been excluded from the national part of the single register.
From 1 January 2021, a new GOST standard R 54293-2020 "Production audit within the framework of confirmation of conformity", approved by Rosstandart Decision No 583 of 28 August 2020, will come into force.
This standard will replace the old GOST R 54293-2010, which has been in use since 2010.
The new GOST-standard R 56016-2020 “Conformity assessment. The procedure for the compulsory attestation of product conformity with the requirements of the technical regulations of the Customs Union "On Food Safety” was developed as a replacement for the GOST standard R 56016-2014. This standard is used for the conformity assessment of products according to TR CU 021/2011 on food safety.
On November 16, 2020 a public discussion on the draft update of TR CU 017/2011 " On the safety of light industry products" has started. The regulations must be revised and adapted to the new standards.
The Eurasian Economic Commission drafted amendments to Commission Decision n. 125 of 26 September 2017, which provides for the extension of the fixed period of validity of the transitional period of the technical regulation TR EAEU TR 043/2017 "On requirements for fire retardants and fire-extinguishing systems".
The Association of the Children's Goods Industry (AIDT) has initiated a new GOST for environmentally friendly toys. The document is being developed with the participation of experts from Rosstandart and the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The distribution of low quality or counterfeit products is a serious problem not only for the consumer, but also for the producer. The analysis of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia confirms that more than 6 million units of counterfeit products have been identified on the russian market since 2018. Without a special system it was difficult to track the movement of such products. Therefore the “Fair Mark” system (Chestnyj ZNAK) was introduced.
On October 5, 2020 the decision of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission no. 118 of September 29, 2020 was published. This decision contains the list of revised norms of the technical regulation TR CU 018/2011 On safety of wheeled vehicles.
On September 24 the Federal Law of December 27, 2019 N 496-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law to ensure uniformity of measurements” comes into force. According to the changes in the current legislation on metrology, the registration of metrological certificates (pattern approval certificate) shall be electronic.
By December 1 the Ministry of Industry and Trade will submit to the Government of the Russian Federation draft amendments to Decree no. 982 of December 1, 2009 “Uniform List of Products Subject to Certification and Declaration”.
On September 16 a public discussion on the decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) no. 144 of August 8, 2019, has begun. In this decision the draft technical regulation TR EAEU 048/2019 The requirements for the energy efficiency of energy-consuming devices was approved.
The Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation submitted to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) a proposal to postpone the entry into force of the technical regulation TR EAEU 047/2018 “On safety of alcoholic beverages”.
On 14 September 2020, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) approved the draft for a new technical regulation on pipelines by Decision No 114. therefore a new technical regulation “On requirements for pipelines for the transport of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons” will be developed.
On September 4, 2020 a regular meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission took place, at which it was decided to supplement the plan for the development of technical regulations of the EAEU by amendments to Technical Regulations TR CU 008/2011 “On the safety of toys”.
In 2020, the Basel Institute on Governance presented its annual report "Ranking money laundering and terrorist financing risks around the world”. This is the ninth public edition of the Basel AML Index.
On August 6, 2020, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation submitted a draft resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation for public discussion, which stipulates the possibility of the use of electronic apostilles on Russian official documents.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade in Russia approved the drafts for the technical regulation of high voltage equipment. The public discussion on the draft of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (TR EAEU) “On safety of high voltage equipment” has already began on April 24, 2018.
Since July 3, 2020 the accreditation body in Russia compares number and date of test reports of the accredited certification body with the data in the FGIS system entered by the laboratory. Such data is registered in the register of EAC conformity proofs.
On April 13, 2020 the decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (ECE) no. 38 of April 8, 2020, which completes the current measures to fight corona infections (2019-nCoV), has been released.
You have decided to sell your goods on the russian market and have already found a business partner in Russia. It turned out, that your product underlies the EAC conformity assessment and shall be assessed within the framework of the technical regulation. Therefore you have to send your samples to the laboratory in Russia.
In the new ranking of Doing Business Russia rose from 31 to 28 place, entering the TOP 30 and thus getting ahead of France and China. The leading positions are occupied by New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.