The main regulation managing the circulation of chemical products on in the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) (member states – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia) is the Technical Regulation on Safety of chemical products (TR EAEU 041/2017, known as EURASIA REACH), which was approved on March 3rd, 2017. The official entry into force of the regulation was scheduled on 2nd of June 2021, however due to several delays during the implementation phase, the commencement date is likely to be shifted to 30th November 2022.
According to Eurasia REACH, all chemical products placed in the EAEU must comply with GOST 30333 – Chemical Safety Passport and chemical product registration requirement according to the applicable tonnage-based and product type registration window.
According to the TR 041/2017 there will be different requirements for the existing and new substances. If substances were nominated into the Russian inventory and then the substances are regarded as existing substances, and companies have to proceed with simplified registrations for existing substances; those Chemical substances which are not present in the Russian Inventory are considered as new substances, and companies will have to proceed with standard registrations for new substances.
Manufacturers, importers, and Nominated Representatives of the EAEU (Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) of non-EAEU manufacturers must comply with the requirements of Eurasia REACH. Non-EAEU companies that export substances to the EAEU could appoint Nominated Representative (located in the EAEU) to take care of these Eurasia REACH importer obligations, meaning that each importer in the EAEU would be covered by the compliance activities of the Nominated Representative.
- Substances Nomination into the Russian Inventory;
- New substance registrations;
- Existing substances registrations;
- Nominated Representative (NR) Service.