August 20, 2014
Belarus, which is part of the three-nation Customs Union comprising of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, has made it mandatory for textile imports to have documents certifying their compliance with the technical regulations of the Customs Union from July 1, 2014.
The technical regulations have been designed to establish uniform application and performance requirements in the Customs Union for light industry products, in order to protect human life and health, as well as prevent the entry of products that mislead consumers.
Prior to release into the market, the imported light industry products would be subject to the procedure of mandatory conformity requirements of technical regulation, carried out on the territory of the Customs Union in the form of a declaration of compliance or certification, for which test methods of light industry products are mentioned in the instruments of standardization.
Textile and light industry products not meeting the technical specifications but have been imported into Belarus prior to July 1, 2014, would be allowed to be sold in Belarus until March 1, 2015.