According to the report on the Goals and Tasks of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia for 2017 and the Main Results of its Activities for 2016, this Russian Ministry proposes to cancel the compulsory certification of drugs, reported Izvestia newspaper.
The report says that “the plans include the preparation of a draft decree of the Government of the Russian Federation “On Amending the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 982 of December 1, 2009” in terms of excluding the medicinal products for human use from both the unified list of products that are subject to compulsory certification and the unified list of products the conformity of which must be confirmed in the form of declaration of conformity.”
The document provides no details as to why these amendments are required. In its comments, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said that “in accordance with the decisions adopted within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEC), the Ministry of Health of Russia is preparing a number of draft amendments to the legislation, after which it would be possible to discuss the issue of amending the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 982 of December 1, 2009.”