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EEC approves standards for technical regulations on fish, fish products safety

The Advisory Committee on Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) approved the lists of standards for the technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on the Safety of Fish and Fish Products and on Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Radioelectronic Products. Website of EEC reported.

These solutions will allow entrepreneurs to sell goods that meet the requirements for their safety and quality.

The lists of the fish regulations include technical requirements for chilled, frozen, dried, cold and hot smoked fish, fish preserves, caviar, etc. taking into account international (ISO) and the European (EN) provisions.

«The list of standards for hazardous substances includes rules and methods of research — interstate and national standards. Their use will make it possible to study the content of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybromobiphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers in TVs, washing machines and other household appliances most effectively and fully. Among others, the list also includes standards that provide the most advanced methods for detecting these substances," the commission commented.

The Advisory Committee also considered another important issue for entrepreneurs — the cement standard. The EEC decided to include construction cement in a single list of products subject to mandatory confirmation of compliance with the requirements of EEU technical regulations with the issuance of documents in a uniform form.

The EEU countries are large producers and consumers of cement. The volume of cement trade, for example, of Kazakhstan with other EEU countries in 2016 amounted to almost $ 35 million, Belarus — about $ 70 million, and Russia — more than $ 100 million.

The EEC believes that common requirements for cement should simplify mutual deliveries between the countries of the union and become another step towards eliminating exemptions and restrictions in domestic trade. Producers and importers will receive unified confirmatory documents valid in all five countries of EEU.

Mandatory certification of cement is provided as a procedure for assessing its compliance. Now the issues of its security are regulated only at the national level, which creates additional difficulties for the participants of the single market.

The EEC Advisory Committee also approved changes to the technical regulations of EEU on the Safety of Perfume and Cosmetic Products. They are aimed at updating the lists of substances banned for use, and lists of substances, dyes, preservatives and UV filters that are permitted for use in perfumery and cosmetic products. In fact, the meeting participants spoke in favor of timely support of innovations in this area and the adaptation of the technical norms of the Union to them.