Discussion on the list of liquefied petroleum gases subject to compliance assessment in the EAEU

On August 16, 2021, a public discussion began regarding the draft decision of the Eurasian Economic Union Council. The decision approves the list of products to which, when submitting the customs declaration, a document of conformity with the requirements of the technical regulations TR EAEU 036/2016 "Requirements for liquefied petroleum gases for their use as a fuel" or information about this document must be enclosed.

2 types of gas on the list

The draft list presented for discussion contains 2 items:

  • Liquefied gas used as fuel for industrial and domestic use
  • Liquefied gas used as engine fuel in means of road transport

For both of these items, the codes of the EAEU Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity and the name of the document confirming compliance with the requirements of the technical regulation TR EAEU 036/2016 were indicated. The relevant document for both of these items is the Declaration of Conformity.

The technical regulations were adopted in 2016

The technical regulations specifying the requirements for LPG used as fuel was approved in August 2016. The regulation has been in force since January 1, 2018. Pursuant to Art. VI, mandatory confirmation of LPG gas compliance is made in the form of a declaration of compliance. It contains diagrams - 3d and 6d for commercially produced goods, 4d - for LPG batch. Declaration of compliance according to these schemes is made by the applicant on the basis of evidence obtained with the participation of an accredited research laboratory.

Update of the list of standards

As of today, the Eurasian Economic Union is still discussing an updated version of the list of standards, together with the test methods and test rules used to ensure compliance with the EAEU TR 036/2016 technical regulations and the conformity assessment of liquefied gases.

Entities responsible for the project

The draft decision together with the list of products was prepared by the Department of Technical Regulation and Accreditation of the EEC on the basis of a proposal from the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. The discussion on the project started on August 16 and will last until September 15, 2021.