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).
It was approved on March 3, 2017. The official entry into force of the regulation was scheduled for June 2, 2021, however, due to several delays during the implementation phase, the commencement date was expected to be shifted to November 30, 2022. But as of November 2022, there is still no update on this.
According to Eurasia REACH, all chemical products placed in the EAEU must comply with GOST 30333 – Chemical Safety Passport (CSP), and chemical product registration requirements are according to the applicable tonnage-based and product type registration window.
According to TR EAEU 041/2017, there will be different requirements for existing and new substances:
- If substances were nominated into the Russian inventory then the substances are regarded as existing substances, and companies will have to proceed with simplified registrations for existing substances;
- Those Chemical substances which are not present in the Russian Inventory are considered 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 a 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.