The EAEU plans to launch a unified system of information on dangerous goods

A memo from the EAEU Council meeting was published on the official website of the Eurasian Economic Commission on October 30, 2020. One of the main topics of the meeting was the discussion on the introduction of a unified system of information about dangerous products. It was about setting the end date of the pilot project under implementation, the aim of which was to create a system containing a list of goods that did not meet the technical requirements of the regulations and legal requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union and / or the Customs Union.

The new system will enter into force on July 1, 2021

The date of implementation of the new system is scheduled for July 1, 2021. From then on, national control authorities will be obliged to take legal action when dangerous products that fall within the scope determined at the national level of the EAEU Member States are identified. This information will also be entered into a common unified information system. The first steps to create such a system were already made in 2018. As part of the pilot project, the implementation of the solution for products covered by the following six technical regulations was started:

  • TR CU 004/2011 "On the safety of low-voltage equipment".
  • TR CU 007/2011 "On the safety of products intended for children and adolescents".
  • TR CU 008/2011 "On the safety of toys".
  • TR CU 018/2011 "On the safety of wheeled vehicles".
  • TR CU 033/2013 "On the safety of milk and milk products."
  • TR CU 034/2013 "On the safety of meat and meat products".

Efficiency in removing dangerous products goods from the market

The main purpose of introducing the new functionality is to ensure effective interaction of supervisory authorities and more efficient detection and removal of dangerous products from the common market. The authors of this solution declare that the transparency and openness of the system will prevent the appearance of dangerous goods throughout the Union. Moreover, there were opinions that using this approach would help eliminate bans and restrictions on certain types of goods for which they were unjustified.