Eurasia REACH Updates

On the 17th of February 2021, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has published new draft versions of the 2nd tier implementing regulations under Technical Regulation on Safety of Chemical Products TR041 (“Eurasia REACH”). The 2nd tier legislation, meaning Order of Inventory formation (+ Annexes), Order on New Substance notification (+ Annexes) and updated EEC Decision, have to be approved before Eurasia REACH can enter into force. The documents in Russian language can be found here: https://docs.eaeunion.org/ria/ru-ru/0104473/ria_16022021 .

According to the CIS Center, a significant addition to the Annex 7 (“Restricted Substances”) of the Order of Inventory Formation required the whole package of the 2nd tier regulations to be reviewed again (source: https://ciscenter.org/news/dokumenty_vtorogo_urovnya_k_tr_eaes_041_2017_snova_napravleny_na_publichnoe_obsuzhdenie/).

The new version of the EEC Decision is shifting certain dates (e.g. competent authorities appointment, late inventory notification possibility etc.) a bit further from those in the previous versions, what theoretically may indicate the likely postponement of the Eurasia REACH commencement date as well.

At the moment, however, the date of entry into force of Eurasia REACH remains unclear and will be clarified once the 2nd tier legislation is approved.

It is possible to participate in the public consultation for the new versions of the 2nd tier legislation by submitting a questionnaire published on the EEC website together with the new versions of implementing regulations. The public consultation starts today, 18th of February, and will end on the 1st of April 2021.

We, at REACHLaw, will be happy to support your company with regulatory advice and required compliance services under Eurasia REACH. Please contact our senior manager Olesia Pochapska at olesia.pochapska@reachlaw.fi for further information.

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