20.02.2023 (Обновлено: 21.02.2023 17:03)

EEC and European businesses deepen technical regulation dialog

On February 17, Timur Nurashev, Director of the Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission, held a working meeting with Alexey Soldatov, Chairman of the Committee of the Association of European Businesses (AEB), and association members.

  During the working meeting the attendees discussed issues pertaining to establishing mandatory requirements to products, standardization, conformity assessment and market admission of products including from third countries.

In particular, the Commission representatives told about preparing amendments to the technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union "On safety of chemical products" and "On safety of machinery and equipment". The meeting participants were explained certain procedures for product conformity assessment and possibilities of using remote assessment given the law enforcement practice in the context of COVID-19.

Special attention was paid to procedural matters including issuance of replacement documents, certificates of self-propelled vehicles and other types of equipment, as well as their registration. The attendees exchanged opinions and agreed to hold an additional meeting to settle the issues raised.

 The participants reiterated the importance of the dialog between Commission and business representatives to discuss problematic issues and proposals on improving the Union's law in the field of technical regulation.

 For reference

Association of European Businesses (AEB) is the main representative body of foreign investors in Russia. Founded in 1995, the AEB is an independent non-profit organisation of over 500 European and Russian companies. The AEB members are multinational corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises from the European Union countries, European Free Trade Association and other regions of the world, as well as Russian, American, Japanese, Korean and Turkish companies.

They all share a commitment to boosting cooperation between the EU and Russia, as well as the desire to improve the investment climate of the Russian Federation.