Russia: Draft law aims to make identification marking of tyres compulsory as of 1 September 2020

Manufacturers and importers of tyres would have to ensure their tyres are marked with identification marks as of 1 September 2020 if the draft law published by the Government of Russia is adopted.

The experiment of marking tyres with identification marks runs from 20 June 2019 to 30 November 2019.

If the law is adopted, then tyre market participants (manufactures, importers and distributors) would have to:

  • register in a timely manner in the GIS monitoring system for the circulation of goods subject to mandatory labelling;
  • ensure the readiness of their own software and hardware for information interaction with the monitoring information system;
  • send an application to the operator of the monitoring information system for providing remote access to the emission registration device;
  • conduct testing of the information exchange procedure;
  • start entering the information on the labelling of their tyres into the information system as of 1 November 2020.

Market participants that have any unsold tyres as at 1 September 2020 that were put into circulation before 1 September 2020, would have to place identification marking on such tyres before 1 November 2020 and submit information about the labelling of such tyres to the monitoring information system.

Market participants would be required to mark, before 1 November 2020 all tyres imported into Russia after 1 September 2020 but purchased before 1 September 2020 and to submit information about the labelling of such tyres to the monitoring information system.

In addition, the draft law would set out:

  • the circle of participants in tyre market circulation and the procedure for their registration in the monitoring information system;
  • the procedure for the information exchange of tyre turnover participants with the information monitoring system;
  • the procedure for registering tyres in the monitoring information system;
  • the characteristics of the tyre identification means, including the structure and format of the marking code, identification codes and verification codes;
  • the procedure for providing tyre marking codes;
  • the procedure for applying the identification means/marking;
  • the procedure for providing information to the monitoring information system on the commissioning, circulation and withdrawal of tyres from circulation;
  • the procedure for making changes to the information contained in the monitoring information system.

It is expected that the decision will enter into force on the day of its official publication.