Enactment of EAEU technical regulation on alcohol postponed

On the proposal of the Russian party, the Eurasian Economic Commission's Council adopted a decision to postpone enactment of the Eurasian Economic Union's Technical Regulation "On safety of alcoholic beverages" from January 1, 2024 to July 1, 2024 in order to coordinate and introduce a number of technical amendments to the said technical regulation.

In order to meet the established deadline the same decision of the EEC Council invited the Government of the Russian Federation, within four months from the date of its entry into force, to ensure the elaboration and coordination following the Member States' internal legal procedures of the draft amendments to the technical regulation in accordance with paragraph 46 of the Procedure for developing, adopting, amending and cancelling the EAEU technical regulations.

During the same period, issues related to the requirements to brewing and wine-making products should be regulated. 

The adopted decision of the EEC Council will make it possible to eliminate inaccuracies and technical errors in certain provisions of the technical regulation, which will enable the alcohol market participants to avoid misleading the consumer, as well as to eliminate the risks of possible harm to the health and life of citizens.