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The results of the EEC Board: shoe manufacturers’ costs will decrease, and transparent rules of the game will be formed on the common market of medicines

The results of the EEC Board: shoe manufacturers’ costs will decrease, and transparent rules of the game will be formed on the common market of medicines

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6/30/2017

Decisions in technical regulation and customs administration were taken at the EEC Board on June 30.

Approved Requirements for e-applications and e-documents referring to the product file, which is created when approving medical devices and medicines. Thus, a modern digital technology infrastructure of the common market of medicines and medical devices is formed. Requirements define the structure and rules for filling out e-forms, which are submitted to the competent authorities of the Union countries. The adoption of these decisions will create equal conditions for all market participants in the framework of interaction with the governmental authorities, supervisory and regulatory bodies.

The EEC Board approved the Procedure for introducing and maintenance of a unified registry of small vessel classification certificates. This will ensure the transparency and accessibility of information about small vessels for all stakeholders, harmonize a list of information to be provided for regulatory agencies, and reduce the administrative burden on business and citizens of the Union countries. The procedure adopted defines an exhaustive list of information entered in the unified registry, including registration number, expiry date, information about the small vessel manufacturer and its owner, the category of the small vessel and some other information.

A new revision of the list of standards to the EAEU Technical Regulations "On requirements for automobile and aviation gasoline, diesel and marine fuel, jet fuel and heating oil" was adopted. The updated list provides for to include 40 interstate standards, including for the methods of measuring octane and cetane ratings in motor petrol gasoline, mass fraction of sulfur, benzene, hydrocarbons. Transitional periods for application of national standards were established.

In addition, the members of the EEC Board made amendments to the program on development of interstate standards for EAEU Technical Regulations “On safety of low-voltage equipment”. This will harmonize international and Eurasian requirements for quality and safety of manufactured products, including cables, fuses, capacitors, lamps, some household electrical appliances. In particular, 244 interstate standards from 359 new ones will IEC standards will take into account the IEC regulations and ISO and 115 EN regulations.

The EEC Board members also made a decision to simplify rules for importing radio-electronic equipment under the prospective standard IEEE 802.11ad, which operates in 57-66 Ghz radio-frequency band, with a power output of the transmitter of not more than 100 MW.  Permits will not be required to import radio-control equipment for aircraft, powerboat models, etc. that operates in 2400-2483.5 Mhz radio frequency band, with a power output of the transmitter of not more than 10 MW. Another important result of the decision made is an increase of the radio frequency band permitted to be used under IEEE 802.11ac standard from 5650-5725 MHz to 5650-5850 Mhz.

Thus, additional administrative restrictions in importation of consumer electronics and computer equipment, including Wi-Fi routers, remote-controlled mechanisms, radio-controlled models, small aircraft, etc., were eliminated. This will reduce the period for customs clearance and delivery of goods, reduce operating costs and streamline operations.

The Decision of the EEC Board made amendments to the single Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity (CN FEA) and the Common Customs Tariff (CCT) of the EAEU in respect of paints and varnishes for leather and footwear industries. These types of goods are allocated in sub-heading 3210 00 900 0 of the CN FEA EAEU. An import customs duty rate of the CCT of the EAEU in the amount of 0% of the customs value is established for these goods for a period of two years.

This measure of the customs and tariff regulation is aimed at supporting the leather and leather haberdashery industries of the economies of the Union countries, as paints and varnishes used as finishing agents are not produced in the EAEU.

The Decision of the EEC Board approved the list of auto and motor vehicles and trailers for them, which, after the entry into force of the Customs Code of the EAEU, may be imported into the Union territory as vehicles for personal use. The list includes cars (except those for medical purposes) classified in heading 8703 of the CN FEA EAEU; ATVs, snow-going vehicles, snow and swamp-going vehicles, UTVs and other motor vehicles not designed for use on public roads (except for racing cars, not intended for use on public roads), classified in heading 8703 of the CN FEA EAEU; motorcycles, mopeds, motor scooters, classified in heading 8711 of the CN FEA EAEU; motor vehicles used for the carriage of no more than 12 persons (including the driver), classified in heading 8702 of the CN FEA EAEU, motor vehicles for the transport of goods with full weight up to 5 tons, classified in sub-headings 8704 21 and 8704 31 of the CN FEA EAEU; trailers (except for trailers for transportation of cars) with full weight up to 3.5 tons, inclusive, classified in heading 8716 of the CN FEA EAEU; trailers of caravan type for living or camping, classified in sub-heading 8716 10 of the CN FEA EAEU.

This decision also describes the procedure, under which declarants and customs authorities will determine the date of release and swept-volume capacity of these vehicles.

The decision will replace individual provisions of the Agreement on the Procedure for Movement of Goods for Personal Use by Individuals across the Customs Border of the Customs Union and Customs Operations Associated with their Release dated June 18, 2010, and comes into effect simultaneously with the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union.​