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EEC Minister Viktor Nazarenko: "Effective interaction between control and supervision authorities will help to protect the EAEU market from dangerous products"

EEC Minister Viktor Nazarenko: "Effective interaction between control and supervision authorities will help to protect the EAEU market from dangerous products"

10/21/2019

"A properly elaborated effective system of interaction between supervisory authorities of the Eurasian Economic Union countries will ensure identification of dangerous products in the market and their withdrawal from circulation," Viktor Nazarenko, Member of the Board - Minister of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), stated during a high-level meeting on October 17, held under his chairmanship in the EEC.

The meeting was attended by Heads of state authorities for technical regulation, sanitary and epidemiological surveillance and consumer protection, veterinary and phytosanitary control (supervision) of the Union countries. As the EEC Minister noted, these state authorities, united by the objective of controlling the Union common mandatory requirements, represented a detailed system of countering the entry into the market and circulation of dangerous products which fail to meet the requirements of the EAEU technical regulations. 

The importance of the work performed by the supervisory authorities will only increase with the development of integration processes. Preservation of life and health of the population living in the huge territory of regional economic association stands behind dry figures of their performance results. At the same time, optimization of supervisory measures in order to avoid excessive load on business, and concentration on the most problematic types of products is of particular importance. 

The participants exchanged results and experience in organizing state control (supervision) to identify a variety of goods not complying with federal regulations. At the same time, it is noted that the major part of inconsistencies are detected by national control (supervision) authorities in the sphere of imports. This work contains no trifles – the risks of improper use of products can stand behind the inconsistencies revealed in marking that creates danger for the public health. In many cases, inappropriate marking is a sign of counterfeit goods. 

Managers and representatives of supervisory authorities supported the activities proposed by the Commission on strengthening efforts in this critical area of integration. A number of constructive proposals on the format for exchanging the information on the results of state control (supervision) over observance of the EAEU technical regulation requirements was made, including within the framework of relevant Recommendation of the Commission’s Board.

Particular attention was paid to implementing the pilot project on forming a common system of information sharing about dangerous products which fail to meet the requirements of the Union technical regulations. This project is being implemented by an agreed decision of the Heads of the Member States’ Governments. The work supported by the common system will allow the supervisory authorities of the EAEU countries to quickly respond and prevent the circulation of dangerous products not only within one country, but also to ensure its complete withdrawal from circulation throughout the Union space. At the same time, it is important to provide consumers with timely information about any dangerous products discovered. 

Attaching great importance to successful completion of the pilot project, Viktor Nazarenko invited the EAEU authorized bodies in the sphere of state control (supervision) to ensure active participation in testing and operating the system. A progress report on the pilot project will be presented at the next meeting of the EEC Council. 

In concluding the event, managers and representatives of the supervisory authorities were informed about the need to initiate discussions on the second-level documents provided for in the draft Agreement on principles and approaches of state control (supervision) over compliance with requirements of the Union technical regulations, which was undergoing intrastate approval procedures. 

The documents provided for by the draft Agreement will help to build a mechanism for coordinating activities of state supervision authorities, to establish a mechanism for considering disagreements arising from their supervision as well as to determine clear rules of the system on informing about dangerous products.​