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The Rights and Obligations of the new Medicine and Medical Devices Regulatory Authority
Until December 2020, the Ministry of Health, the Centre for Health Development and the relevant departments of the General Agency of Specialized Inspection were responsible for the regulation with regards to import, export and distribution of medicines and medical devices under their respective functions.
Changes to the Labour Code of Kazakhstan Regarding Outstaffing Issues
This is to inform you that on 19 December 2020, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘On the Introduction of the Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on outstaffing services’ (hereinafter – the ‘Law’). Pursuant to the Law, the Labour Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The Kazakh tax authorities approach towards the dividends tax exemption
This article covers such sensitive topic as tax exemption of dividends distributed by a Kazakh company in address of its foreign shareholders (participants). In particular, the recent tendency in the approach of the Kazakh tax authorities adopted in this regard.
Naphtyzinum: ‘Soviet’ Trademark or Public Interest?
In Kazakhstan’s judicial practice there are growing disputes related to the early termination of legal protection for trademarks that have come into common use for the designation of goods of a certain type by virtue of Article 6.1.1 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods' No. 456-I, dated 26 June 1999  (hereinafter - the 'Trademark Law').
News in the Medicines Price Regulations and Medicines Advertising Rules
As outlined in our earlier Overview of main developments in pharmaceuticals regulations of Kazakhstan in 2019, as a result of steady dynamic of medicines prices, we observe the same dynamic in continuous changes of legislative framework governing the pricing of medicines.
The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has taken measures to provide the population with medicines and medical devices in connection with the pandemic of coronavirus infection
Aidar Oruzbaev, lawyer of Bishkek office of Grata International leading pharmaceutical law practice in the Kyrgyz Republic breaks down the main features of newly adopted Decree of the Kyrgyz Government on measures concerning prevention of further spread of COVID-19.
Legal review of the main developments in the pharmaceuticals regulations of Kazakhstan
The new rules for regulating the prices of medicines ('Price Regulation Rules 2019') were adopted in April 2019. Over the past five years, this is the third regulatory legal act establishing the procedure for regulating the prices of medicines.
Regulation Of The Pharmaceutical Industry In Uzbekistan
Currently, the pharmaceutical industry in Uzbekistan is experiencing a modification of regulatory requirements. In recent years, the country has achieved positive results in the formation and development of the primary health care system for population.
Guidelines for the selection of trade names of medicines and for manufacturing of finished dosage forms in the Eurasian Economic Union
The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) approved on 29 January 2019 the Recommendations on the Guidelines for the Selection of Trade Names of Medicinal Products and the Guidelines for Manufacturing of Finished Dosage Forms of Medicinal Products in order to eliminate differences in the requirements for the manufacturing of finished dosage forms of medicines in Eurasian Member States Economic Union (EAEU).
Changes in the regulation of medicines circulation in Russia in 2019
This review highlights some significant changes in federal laws and other regulatory legal acts in Russia that regulate the circulation of medicines.
Changes in the procedure for admission of foreign medical devices and medicines to public procurement in Russia
On 1 January 2019, amendments to the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 102 of 05.02.2015 that provides for restrictions and conditions for the admission of certain types of medical devices originating from foreign countries for the purpose of procurement for state and municipal needs ("Resolution No. 102")[1] and the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation dated November 30, 2015 No. 1289 that establishes the restrictions and conditions for admission for the purposes of procurement to ensure the state and municipal needs of medicinal products originating from foreign countries included in the list of vital and essential drugs (VED) ("Resolution No. 1289")[2], came into force.
Registration of Medical Devices in Russia: Recent Changes
The Government of the Russian Federation by its Resolution No. 633, dated 31 May 2018 introduced changes to the Rules for the State Registration of Medical Devices approved by Resolution of the Government No. 1416, dated 27 December 2012 (hereinafter - the 'Registration Rules').