New Paint Lead Restrictions in Georgia

The Government of Georgia has issued a new technical
regulation restricting lead in paints/varnishes used in construction.

Published on April 5, 2021, Resolution No. 148 of
April 2, 2021 – ’
On Approving the Technical Regulation on Lead
Content in Paints’ – contains several important
provisions, including:

  • Importers are
    required to submit an ‘advance notice on the import of paints/varnishes’
    electronically via the website of the LEPL Revenue Service (Revenue Service) to
    the Revenue Service and the Market Surveillance Agency (the Agency) – the rules
    for filing will be determined by the Minister of Finance and Minister of
    Economy and Sustainable Development by July 1, 2023
  • Agency authorized to
    sample products in the Customs Control Zone for testing
  • Agency authorized to
    carry out documentary requirements no later than three working days after
    registration of ‘advance notice on the import of paints/varnishes’
  • Lead and its
    compounds restricted to no more than 90 mg/kg (0.009%)
  • Manufacturers and
    importers must retain documentation for 10 years after placing paints/varnishes
    onto the market

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The Technical Regulation also includes some
exemptions, a list of HS codes for products that are within scope, and
designated ISO and ASTM methods for sampling and analysis. To see a list of HS
codes view SGS’s original SafeGuard 053/21.

Exemptions include paints used in the restoration of:

  • Ancient architectural
  • Works of art
  • Vehicles designated
    as objects of cultural and historical heritage

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However, there must be warning phrases on the product

Stakeholders should be aware this Technical Regulation
will come into effect on July 1, 2023.

SGS DIY, Tools and Hardware

SGS offers a comprehensive
range of testing solutions to help paint manufacturers produce safe and
compliant products for markets around the world. Testing solutions include
determining content for heavy metals, and content and emissions for
formaldehyde and VOCs.
In addition,
they provide performance testing services for paints and painting tools. After
all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS
DIY, Tools and Hardware Services.

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