Russia: mandatory identification marking of products
Earlier on, it was established that the deadline for the introduction of mandatory labelling of certain types of dairy products, identified by Direction of the Government of the Russian Federation of April 28, 2018 N 792-r, will be set depending on the results of the experiment on labelling of dairy products with identification marks. Now the exact date has been set as 1 June 2020.
Manufacturers and importers of milk and dairy products are to be required to label such products with identification marks.
Milk and dairy products have been included into the list of products that are subject to compulsory marking with identification marks. Other products that are also in this list include tobacco, perfumery, footwear, etc.
As of 1 March 2019 all tobacco manufacturers and sellers are required to register with the national system “Chestny Znak” in order to ensure their products bear compulsory identification marks.
As of 1 July 2019, it is prohibited to manufacture any tobacco products that have not been marked with an identification mark. All tobacco manufacturers are required to place a unique code (in Data Matrix format) on each pack of cigarettes.
Manufacturers and importers of mineral and drinking water may have to label their products with identification marking. Draft law that would introduce an experiment for ID marking of drinking and mineral water was published by the Government of the Russian Federation.
The experiment would take place from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020.