May 15th 2016 has been the day, for the new TR CU 035/2014 on the safety of tobacco products, to come into force. It is the last of several TR CU regulations, leading to the EAC certificate and the EAC declaration and eventually to the EAC marking, to come into force this year.
The regulation TR CU 035/2014 on the safety of tobacco products regulates production, commerce, packaging, marking, handling and conservation of a wide range of tobacco products. Furthermore the hereby TR CU regulation, lists the forbidden components for this kind of production.
The new regulation targets not only cigarettes and smoking products, but also smokeless tobacco such as chewing tobacco. It affects both tobacco productions on the territory of the EAC area and tobacco imports to be sold on the territory of the Eurasian community, and tobacco productions on the territory of the Eurasian community, meant to be exported to other countries.
A buffer period, in order to comply with the regulation, has been established and it is going to last until November 15th 2015.