As of 1 March 2020, it becomes forbidden to sell footwear and shoes without the required identification marking. Manufacturers and importers that all footwear and shoes produced or imported after this date have been labelled with the unique code that looks similar to a QR code. In order to sell any remaining stock to retailers or end users, it is required to label it with the identification codes.
We would like to remind you about the important deadlines related to the introduction of the mandatory labelling of perfumes and toilet water in the Russian Federation.
Until 31 March 2020, market participants (importers, manufacturers, etc.) are required to register themselves in the centralised marking system.
As of January 2020, tougher control procedures will be imposed over registration of workplace risk assessment results in the Federal State Information System (FSIS) for Accounting for the Results of the Special Evaluation of Working Conditions (SOUT).
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.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation (“Mintrud RF”) is planning to repeal up to 93% of outdated health and safety regulations that were adopted between 1917 and 1991. These regulations are not up to date and have completely lost their relevance to the modern reality.
As of 1 October 2019, facility operators are required to ensure their safety signs comply with the revised edition of the Standard GOST 12.4.-26-2015 “Occupational safety standards system. Safety colours, safety signs and signal marking. Purpose and rules of application. General technical requirements and characteristics. Test methods”.
1. Draft procedure for identification marking of clothing and textile
As of 1 July 2020, the Russian Government is planning to make identification marking of textiles and clothing (“light industry” goods) mandatory for all importers and manufacturers.
Draft procedure for the mandatory identification marking of light industry goods was published on 23 September 2019.