13 Jul 2018 12:50

EAEU countries to share information on products not meeting standards

MINSK. July 13 (Interfax) - The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has begun working on creating a system to enable Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries to quickly exchange information on measures taken to prevent or restrict the sale or use of products that are a hazard to the health and safety of consumers.

"Thus, dangerous products that do not meet the requirements of EAEU technical standards found on the market of a given EAEU country will be removed from sale throughout the union," the EEC said in a statement.

The system will be created within the context of the integrated information system of the EAEU. Its participants will also be able to report on the results of measures of state control, measures to rectify the consequences of violations of EAEU technical standards, cases of products being sold that are subject to mandatory assessment for compliance with EAEU technical standards and without documents on assessment for such compliance, and so on.

A pilot project for the establishment of the system will be launched soon, the EEC said. It will cover technical standards such as on the safety of low-voltage equipment, the safety of products intended for children and adolescents, the safety of toys, the safety of wheels for vehicles, and the electromagnetic compatibility of technical devices.

The EEC is working out a temporary procedure that will determine the requirements for cooperation between authorized agencies.