Numerous decisions on technical regulations were adopted at the Council of the EurAsEC (05.03.2017)

The focus of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EurAsEC) on 3 March 2017 was on increasing the safety of goods on the domestic market of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEMP), the improvement of customs legislation, and removal of barriers. One of the most prominent decisions taken at the Council was the adoption of the technical regulation on the “Safety of chemical goods”.

This regulation establishes unified mandatory requirements for chemical products produced in the Union, as well as the rules and forms for assessing their compliance, identification rules, and requirements for terminology, labelling and rules for the application of this regulation.

The technical regulation provides for the formation and maintenance of a register of chemicals and mixtures used on the territory of the Union. They are divided into thirteen categories: explosive, compressed gas, flammable gaseous, self-decomposing, self-heating, chemical products, hazardous by contact with water, etc. The decision of the EurAsEC Council is aimed at protecting the life and health of the Customs Union population; protecting the environment; preventing actions that mislead consumers about the designation and safety of chemical products.  Various measures were introduced by the provisions of this regulation, incl. concerning the restricted use of methyl alcohol in cooling liquids for automobile engines, which will come into force on 1 January 2019.

The Council has also decided to publish the “White Paper” (a report on “Barriers, Exemptions and Restrictions of the Eurasian Economic Union”) by April 2 on the Information Resource “Operation of Internal Markets of the Eurasian Economic Union” (https://barriers.eaeunion.org).

The report will be constantly updated and will constitute the starting point in assessing the integration vector of the Customs Union. All the decisions taken by the EurAsEC Council are aimed at simplifying the business environment in the Eurasian Economic Union and contribute to providing the population with safe products.