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The EEC Council approved the introduction of mandatory marking for a number of goods, discussed the issue of reducing mobile tariffs in roaming, and took measures to implement the pilot project on the formation of the product information system

The EEC Council approved the introduction of mandatory marking for a number of goods, discussed the issue of reducing mobile tariffs in roaming, and took measures to implement the pilot project on the formation of the product information system

11/19/2019

A meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Council with the involvement of the Deputy Heads of the Governments of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries and Tigran Sargsyan, Chairman of the EEC Board, was held on November 18 in Moscow. The EEC Council members reviewed issues in the spheres of the development of Eurasian economic integration, the functioning of the internal market, the digitalization of the EAEU countries' economies, the introduction of mandatory marking with means of identification for a number of goods, financial policy, the common market of services, manufacturing industry, technical regulation, international cooperation etc. 

                The EEC Council reviewed and approved the proposals of the Russian Federation on the introduction of mandatory marking with means of identification for perfumes and eau de toilette, new pneumatic rubber and other tires, photo cameras (except film cameras), speedlights and flashbulbs, as well as the individual items of light industry products. The Decision is to enter into force upon expiry of 30 calendar days from the date of its official publication. The countries will themselves determine the time limit for the introduction of marking on their territory.

                However, the ban on the circulation of unmarked light industry goods is to be introduced on or after January 1, 2021. As for the marking of photo cameras (except film cameras), speedlights and flashbulbs with means of identification, the ban on the circulation of unmarked goods may not be introduced earlier than on October 1, 2020. The ban on the circulation of unmarked goods is to be introduced for pneumatic rubber and other tires on or before December 1, 2020. The ban on the circulation of unmarked perfumes and eau de toilette may not be introduced earlier than on December 1, 2020.

                The EEC Council instructed the Board of the Commission to form by March 1, 2020, jointly with the Member States, proposals for forming conditions necessary to introduce fair tariffs in international roaming on the territory of the Union countries, taking into account the items submitted by the EAEU States. 

                The EEC Council adopted the disposition 'On Measures to Further Implement the Pilot Project on Forming the Information System about Products that Fail to Conform to the Requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union Technical Regulations'.

                The main objective of the pilot project is to test the interaction between the authorized bodies as part of their supervisory activities aimed at identifying and restricting the circulation of products that fail to conform to the requirements of technical regulations.

                The results of the pilot project must become the basis for ensuring the further implementation of the general process 'Formation, Introduction, and Use of the Information System about Dangerous Products' contemplated by the List of General Processes Within the Union.

                The Council's disposition provides for the extension of time limits for testing the pilot project in the mode of interstate testing of the Union's integrated system, the pilot functioning of the information system in the production mode of the Union's integrated system, and taking measures following the implementation of the pilot project that are aimed to ensure information exchange between the Member States' authorized bodies in the sphere of technical regulation with the use of the Union's integrated information system.

                The information system about dangerous products will be created within the framework of the EAEU integrated information system. Its participants will also be able to report the results of state control (supervision) activities, the measures to eliminate the negative consequences of violations detected, and the cases of selling products subject to the mandatory assessment of conformity to the requirements of the Union technical regulations without documents on such assessment or any information about them etc. Therefore, measures will be taken in regard to dangerous products detected in the market of any given country of the Union and failing to conform to the requirements of the EAEU technical regulations, up to their withdrawal from circulation throughout the EAEU.

                The EEC Council adopted the disposition 'On Measures Based on the Results of the Eurasian Economic Commission Board's Report on Monitoring the Implementation of the Plan for the Development of the Eurasian Economic Union Technical Regulations and the Amendment of the Customs Union Technical Regulations'.

                Activities provided for by the disposition will make impossible a formal attitude to the process of coordinating and improving common mandatory requirements, as well as raise the level of practical interaction. Creating real national level mechanisms for engaging all stakeholders to review projects and arriving at consensus in case of interagency conflicts will help prevent multiple and frequently redundant approvals.

                In addition, the EEC Council instructed the Board of the Commission to prepare, jointly with the Member States, proposals for correcting the Procedure for Development and Amendment of Technical Regulations for the purpose of optimizing the development procedures.

                The EEC Council also amended the Plan for the Development of the EAEU Technical Regulations to provide for the development of amendments to the technical regulation on perfumery and cosmetic products. 

                Amendments will be prepared by the Republic of Belarus for the purpose of clarifying the scope of application and identification of perfumery and cosmetic products, as well as establishing requirements for product toxicity indicators that are based on the analysis of the ingredient's toxicological profile, for the marking and conformity assessment of products simultaneously falling within the scope of several technical regulations, for the evaluation of mucosa irritation with the use of alternative in vitro methods (without animals), and for packaging.

                The EEC Council instructed the EEC Board to ensure the review at a separate meeting of the proposals of the Russian Federation to extend till August 2, 2030, the transition period determined by Decision No. 710 of the Commission of the Customs Union dated July 15, 2011, in regard to the individual types of railway rolling stock. This is to be done for the purpose of releasing into circulation of railway rolling stock for transporting propellants, the special cargoes of Rosatom State Corporation, armed guards, and personnel escorting special cargoes, as well as special railway rolling stock operated in the Russian Federation Armed Forces.​