The federal law "On Technical Regulations" (the "Law") and other legislative acts relating to the Law have been amended. The amendments made in July 2011 aim to establish uniform principles for technical regulations in Russia. They are also intended to bring the legal regime of technical regulation in Russia into conformity with the requirements of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

For more information on the amendments to the Law, please read the CMS Legal Alert of August 2011: http://www.cms-russia.info/legalnews/2011/08/cms_client_alert_2011_08_29.html

[Federal Law No. 255-FZ "On Amending the Federal Law 'On Technical Regulations'", dated 21 July 2011; Federal Law No. 248-FZ "On Amending the Separate Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in Order to Implement the Provisions of the Federal Law "On Technical Regulations", dated 19 July 2011]