Additional standards regulating the safety of bottled drinking water have been introduced in EAEU

At its meeting of June 16, 2020, the College of the Eurasian Economic Commission decided to amend the list of standards that regulate the principles and methods of testing and measuring, including the principles of sampling necessary for the application and implementation of the requirements of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union "On safety of bottled drinking water, including natural mineral water "(TR EAEU 044/2017) and implementation of conformity assessment of provisions of technical regulations.

The regulations regarding safety of bottled drinking water define special requirements for the production, storage, transport, sale and recycling of bottled drinking water. Regulations were created to protect life and health of people, animals and plants, and to prevent consumers from being misled about the safety of packaged drinking water.

By the decision of the EEC college, three new entries were added to the list of applicable standards. The changes are described and explained below:

  • Standard 6691 STB ISO 6468-2003 has been added to point number 669. It regulates the quality of water and the process of determining the potentially occurring in it some organochlorine insecticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and chlorobenzenes using gas chromatographic method after liquid-liquid extraction. The information on the addition of this standard does not include information on its temporary validity.
  • Standard PND F 14.1: 2: 3: 4.212-05 has been added to point 672, which specifies the methodology for the determination of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid in drinking water, natural water and wastewater by means of gas chromatography. The standard is included until the elaboration of the inter-state standard replacing it and the inclusion of this standard in the list.
  • Standard PND F 14.1: 2: 3: 4.204-04 has been added to point 672. It contains methods for the determination of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in drinking water, natural water and wastewater by means of gas chromatography. As with the previous standard used for point 672, it will be valid until the development and implementation of the inter-state standard.

All entrepreneurs and importers affected by these changes have time to prepare properly, as they will enter into force on March 1, 2021.