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The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), including Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, has adopted a technical regulation on the safety of chemical products. It is expected to become legally binding in July 2017, but only if the three countries agree on the implementation details (CW 20 December 2013).
According to Dimitri Skobelev, director of the Russian-based Coordinating Information Service Center (CIS), speaking at ChemCon Europe 2014 in Istanbul, the regulation lists the general provisions for the management of chemicals in the three countries, such as industry’s obligation to register their substances, classify them and provide precautionary labels in accordance with the UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS).
It also requires manufacturers to notify new substances prior to marketing them, by providing information from testing as well as guidance on how to handle the substances safely. The latter is expected to be done through the Russian Safety Passport (RSP), used voluntarily in Russia at the moment but which will become mandatory once the technical regulation enters into force. The RSP is the equivalent of the EU safety data sheet.
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