Sports equipment and inventory included in Unified list of products regulated within EAEU

At its meeting held on April 12, the Eurasian Economic Commission's Council supplemented the Unified List of products regulated within the Eurasian Economic Union with certain types of sports equipment and inventory.

In particular, the List includes sports and fitness equipment and inventory – gates for football, mini-football, handball, and hockey, targets for skeet shooting and sporting events, as well as gymnastic equipment and inventory – combined asymmetric/parallel bars, parallel bars, crossbars, gymnastic devices for vaulting, balance beams, trampolines, rings, wall bars, lattice ladders, frame structures for climbing, wooden horses, goats, ropes, jumping tables, benches and mats, and tumbling tracks.

"Unfortunately, injuries are not uncommon in physical activities, including sports competitions," noted Valentin Tataritsky, EEC Minister in charge of Technical Regulation. "As practice shows, existing but non-binding mechanisms to ensure the safety of sports equipment, for example voluntary certification, do not eliminate the problem. The decision adopted by the Commission's Council will certainly help improve the situation".

The addition of certain types of sports equipment and inventory to the Unified List is the legal basis for establishing mandatory requirements to them. Now such requirements can be established either in the Union's technical regulations or in the relevant national legal acts.