On October 13, 2015 there was an official publication of the order No. 111 of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The order "On the draft decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission "On the introduction of the changes to the technical regulation of the Customs Union "On safety of perfumes and cosmetics" (CU TR 009/2011)". The document was adopted on October 11, 2015.
The requirements of the CU TR 009/2011 which will be changed
The main changes concern the Article 6 of the regulation, i.e. the requirements of the conformity assessment of various cosmetics and perfumes. The form of the conformity assessment remains unchanged:
- State Registration for the products, which are mentioned in Annex 12 of the regulation;
- Conformity assessment in the form of declaration for other groups of products.
It is also planned to stipulate periods of validity of declarations (in the current version it is mentioned that the declaration is valid until the introduction of changes into the name and/or the contents of products, which can influence safety indicators). Thus, the period of validity will depend on the declaration scheme (it is also planned to introduce the notion of ‘declaration scheme’ into the regulation):
- 3d (3д) - for serial shipping for the period inferior to 5 years;
- 4d (4д) - for a consignment of products where the declaration’s validity period equals to the validity period of products;
- 6d (6д) - for serial shippings of products, which possess an SMK certificate (quality management system) or a certificate GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) with a 7-year validity
There will be also changes concerning the applicant. The seller (the importer) will be authorized to register a declaration of conformity only for the consignment of cosmetic products and perfumes. As for the serial shippings products can be only registered by the manufacturer or his official representative. In each case, the procedure of registration remains mandatory on the territory of each member countries of the Union.
It should be noted that the CU TR 009/2011 was adopted by the decision No. 799 of the Customs Union Commission dated September 23rd, 2011 and came into force on July 1st, 2012. More information about the regulation is available here.