RUSSIA: Mandatory ID labelling of beer and beer-like drinks

Russia has introduced mandatory ID labelling for beer and beer-like drinks (e.g. cider).

As of 1 March 2023, manufacturers and importers may voluntarily start marking their products, such as beer and cider with the ID marking.

As of 1 April 2023, it is mandatory to label all such drinks that are packaged in kegs.

As of 1 October 2023, it is mandatory to label (provide the mandatory ID labelling) all products that come in glass or polymer consumer packaging.

As of 15 January 2024, it is mandatory to provide the mandatory ID labelling for drinks that come in all other types of packaging.


Beer and beer-like products subject to the mandatory ID labelling requirements in Russia


TN VED code (HS code or customs tariff code)

Product name

Product name according to the OKPD 2 catalogue

2203 00

Malt beer and beer drinks

beer with a strength from 0.5% to 8.6% inclusive,

2206 00

beer with a strength of over 8.6%,


drinks made on the basis of beer (beer drinks)

2206 00 310 0

Cider and pear cider (poiret)

cider, poiret

2206 00 510 0

2206 00 810 0

2206 00 390 1

Other fermented sparkling and non-sparkling drinks with an actual alcohol concentration not exceeding 7% by volume

low-alcohol fermented drinks, incl. mead

2206 00 590 1

2206 00 890 1


How to comply?

In order to comply with the new requirements, manufacturers and importers have to take the following steps:

Preparational stage


Register in the “Chestny Znak” system

As of 1 March 2023, but no later than 7 calendar days from the day the participation in the products’ circulation commences

Prepare software and hardware to work with the system and send its operator a request for an information interaction test.

No later than 15 calendar days from the date of registration in the system

Take the test

No later than 15 calendar days from the date of readiness of software and hardware and sending an application for a test