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28.09.2023 (Обновлено: 02.10.2023 16:05)

EAEU improves technical regulations and approaches to ensuring compliance, sanitary, phytosanitary and veterinary control measures

The meeting of 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, approved draft amendments No. 1 to the Eurasian Economic Union's Technical Regulation "On safety of fish and fish products" in terms of clarifying certain requirements for public discussion.


The Eurasian Economic Commission systematically implements the provisions of standard conformity assessment schemes approved by Decision No. 44 of the Commission's Council dated April 18, 2018 in terms of the forms and procedures of conformity assessment in technical regulations. For these purposes, draft amendments to the Customs Union's Technical Regulation "Safety of Elevators" and "Technical Regulations on Tobacco Products", as well as to the Technical Regulation "On safety of food products" prepared with due regard to standard conformity assessment schemes, were approved for public discussion.

The main subject during the discussion of amendments to the technical regulation on food products was bringing the provisions on veterinary and sanitary expertise as a form of conformity assessment into line with the EAEU law and establishing rules for the work of non-accredited testing laboratories.

 

Besides, the meeting attendees approved draft amendments No. 2 to the Union's Technical Regulation "Technical regulation on fat and oil products" for consideration at the EEC Board's meeting in terms of clarifying certain provisions of the document, including those related to the transportation of vegetable oils and rationing of glycidyl esters of fatty acids in fat and oil products. They also approved the draft List of products subject to mandatory assessment of conformity to the requirements of the Union's Technical Regulation "On safety of milk and dairy products", in respect of which compliance with technical regulation measures should be confirmed when they are placed under customs procedures" and the draft Program for developing interstate standards to the Union's Technical Regulation "On safety of poultry meat and its processed products".

 

In order to ensure the enactment of the previously adopted Technical Regulation of the Union "On safety of chemical products", draft amendments to the document, amending a number of its provisions, and a draft decision of the EEC Council "On the formation and maintenance of the Eurasian Economic Union's register of chemical substances and mixtures, notification of new chemical substances" were approved for consideration at the EEC Board's meeting.

The draft Procedure for consideration by the Commission of an application from the Union Member State on the validity of measures taken by a state control (supervision) body of another Member State in relation to products that do not comply with the requirements of the EAEU technical regulations was considered and approved for submission to the EEC Board, with an additional consultation to be held.

In the field of sanitary, veterinary and phytosanitary measures, the Advisory Committee approved and recommended the amendments to the Regulation on the procedure for phytosanitary quarantine control (supervision) at the EAEU customs border and the Regulation on the procedure for phytosanitary quarantine control (supervision) in the EAEU customs territory for consideration at the meeting of the Commission's Board.

Following the Advisory Committee meeting, the research work "Analysis of approaches to the control of residue limits of veterinary medicinal products in food of animal origin contained in international and regional standards, guidelines and recommendations" was approved. The purpose of the research activity is to analyze the approaches used, as well as the scientific research results with due regard to risk assessment to ensure efficient control over residue limits of veterinary medicinal products in food of animal origin. And as a result – to ensure the safety of food of animal origin for life and health of the Union's population. The research activity results will be used in establishing requirements to the products in question in the EAEU acts.

 

 As proposed by the authorized bodies of the Union Member States, the Advisory Committee approved the updated composition of the Subcommittee for coordinating work in the field of state control (supervision) over compliance with the requirements of the EAEU technical regulations. Along with that, it was decided to revise the Regulation on the Subcommittee to improve its efficiency in developing proposals on state control (supervision) over compliance with the requirements of the Union's technical regulations.