The Advisory Committee on Technical Regulation, Application of Sanitary, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Measures, chaired by Viktor Nazarenko, Minister in charge of Technical Regulation of the Eurasian Economic Commission, considered a broad list of amendments to technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union and their standards.
In particular, amendments were approved to technical regulations for food additives, flavorings and technological aids. Lists of standards to technical regulations for poultry meat and toys were updated. In future, these documents will be considered at the EEC Board’s meeting.
Besides, the Committee's members approved amendments to the programs for developing standards to technical regulations for toys and perfume and cosmetic products. It was decided to send the draft technical regulation for nicotine-containing products for public discussion.
Amendments to the Procedure for organizing interlaboratory comparison studies (interlaboratory comparisons) were considered and sent to the Commission’s Board for further consideration. The new draft determines the providers’ functions, detailed procedures for organizing and conducting interlaboratory comparisons, including procedures for elaborating interlaboratory comparison programs, requirements for findings reports, as well as interaction between proficiency testing participants in the Union countries.
The Advisory Committee’s meeting supported a pilot project in ensuring the uniformity of measurements providing for practical evaluation of approaches to deepen integration in this field. The project concept is to perfect the mechanism of automatic admission of measuring instruments to the EAEU single market, including the Union’s common power markets. This will help create a single promising market for measuring instruments and ensure their free movement.
A number of relevant matters on applying sanitary, phytosanitary and veterinary measures were considered. In particular, amendments to Chapter 44 of the Uniform Veterinary Requirements for Products Subject to Veterinary Control and the form of a veterinary certificate for non-food animal raw materials for the production of pet food and feed for fur animals exported to the EAEU were approved for consideration by the EEC Board. The amendments establish veterinary requirements for non-food fish raw materials.