As of 26 June 2020, all food manufactured or imported into the EAEU (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) must be marked with a “GMO” sign if it was manufactured with the use of genetically modified organisms.
The date of 26 June 2020 signifies the end of the transition period for the implementation of amendments to the EAEU Technical Regulation on Food Marking. These amendments were adopted by Decision No. 90 of the EAEU Commission Council dated 20 December 2017.
Starting from 26 June 2020, all products made with GMO must have a special marking – a “GMO” sign which must be located near the EAEU mark of conformity (the EAC mark). The GMO sign – a text saying “GMO” - must have the same size and shape as the EAC mark.
If the manufacturer has not used GMOs in the production process and the content of GMO in a product does not exceed 0.9% then these GMOs are considered “non-intentional” or “technically unremovable” additive, and the product does not have to be marked with the GMO sign.
Products that are already on the market and that have been manufactured with the use of genetically modified organisms, can remain on the market until the end of their shelf life period (or “use by” date).
Law: Decision No. 90 of the EAEU Commission Council dated 20 December 2017