Russia: Sale of unmarked footwear prohibited from 1 March 2020

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.

Russia: Compliance deadlines for marking of perfumery with identification marks

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.

Russia: Environmental pollution fee rates are set for 2020

Organisations emitting polluting substances into the ambient air, those discharging polluting substances into water bodies and those generating and disposing of class I to V wastes have to apply revised environmental pollution fee rates for all discharges and emissions made from 1 January 2020.

Russia: Dairy products must have mandatory identification marking as of 1 June 2020

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.

Russia: Major revision of Russian health and safety regulations

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Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation (“Mintrud RF”) is planning to repeal up to 93% of outdated health and safety regulations that were adopted between 1917 and 1991.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.

Russia: Revised standard on health and safety signs

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”.

Russia: Regulations on mandatory identification marking of clothing and textile

 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.