The Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Khristenko told about it yesterday at the international conference on Technical Regulation in the Unique Economic Space.
The EAC Emblem (Eurasian conformity) was selected on the basis of international competition and approved in July of this year. It will be applied to each unit of production, packaging or accompanying documentation, whether these are shoes, cosmetics, home appliances or building materials.
"The marking will ensure that products meet the safety standards of the Customs Union" - reminded Viktor Khristenko.
In the long run the country - members of the Customs Union want to ensure that the sign of EAU correlated with the analogue, which has long been operating in the European Union - EU (European conformity). "We are not talking about equating the two logos, - emphasizes Vladimir Salamatov, Deputy Administrator of Industry and Trade. - Let me explain why: In Europe, for example, there are no such places where the trains would be operated at a temperature of - 60 degrees. And we have it here. That’s why our product requirements and those that are accepted in the EU may not be identical. "
However, to achieve convergence of "quality marks" is real, says Salamatov. Moreover the technical regulations of the Customs Union, which spelled out the standards for each group of products, tailored to meet the European guidelines.
Viktor Khristenko reminded that 14 technical regulations of the Customs Union has already passed the approval process. About the same amount will be accepted by the end of the year. "They" cover "more than 60 percent of goods that are in the market - said the Minister. - During 2012-2015 uniform requirements will be established for all relevant product groups."
It is assumed that before the end of the year food standards will be accepted - they make up 48 percent of the market of consumer goods, as well as technical regulations for industrial products, transport and fuel, children's products. The technical regulations on fireworks safety is the first to come into force.
By the way, a scheme is now preparing for launch under which the countries of the CIS, but not members of the Customs Union, will be able to join the system of technical regulation, adopted by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. In this case, they will have the right to label their products with the Eurasian compliance and trade freely not only with the countries of the Customs Union, but also neighbors in the CIS. In the future, even with the EU. "The theoretical possibility of extending the technical regulation system of the Customs Union in the CIS was discussed on October 19, 2011 by Prime Ministers of five states of the EurAsEC, - reminded Viktor Khristenko. - Appropriate instructions were given."
As a result, last week the Ministry of Industry and Trade sent to the Government a draft agreement that would allow countries outside the Customs Union to join the system of technical regulation, adopted by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
"The implementation of the agreement clauses will eliminate technical barriers in mutual trade between the states of the Customs Union and other CIS countries before their adherence to the Customs or the Eurasian Union" - said Viktor Khristenko.
Today the Duma may ratify the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Commission, which will replace Commission of the Customs Union. The Eurasian Economic Commission should begin work on January 1, 2012.
Source: the Russian Journal: www.rg.ru