Regulations Now in Place for Experiments on ID-Labelling of Cameras, Tyres, Perfumes and Certain Light Industry and Dairy Products
Legal update No 689
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) advises that the Regulations for Experiments on ID-labelling in Russia have been approved by Russian Government Resolutions2 . The goods subject to mandatory ID- labelling are:
photographic (other than cinematographic) cameras, photographic flashlight apparatus and flash bulbs;
new pneumatic rubber tyres and cushion tyres;
certain light industry products (garments, bed, kitchen , toilet and table linen);
perfumes and eaux de toilette;
certain dairy products.
Under the Resolutions, the dates for launching experiments on certain product categories are different, i.e.: 15 May 2019 for photographic (other than cinematographic) cameras, photographic flashlight apparatus and flash bulbs; 20 June 2019 for tyres and cushion tyres; 27 June 2019 for certain light industry products and 1 July 2019 for perfumes and eaux de toilette.
For these goods, 30 November 2019 is set as the experiment end date, with mandatory labelling kicking off on 1 December 2019.
On the other hand, for certain dairy goods, the labelling experiment is to begin on 15 July 2019 and end on 29 February 2020.
The experiment participants are the federal executive bodies in charge of the administrative aspects of the experiments; suppliers of the goods concerned and the operator of the national Track and Trace system for goods subject to mandatory ID-labelling (which, according to RF Government Order No. 620-r of 3 April 2019, is Operator-CRPT).
Suppliers may participate voluntarily by filing their applications as per the guidelines offered in the applicable Regulation.
The experiment goals include:
testing completeness and sufficiency of ID-labelling tools for preventing illegal importation, manufacture and supply and for improving tax and customs collection;
arranging effective liaisons between government authorities and suppliers;
having the participants initially populate the sub-system of the national labelled goods catalogue under the Trace and Track system relying on product-related data by which each product can be clearly identified;
producing proposals for changing the Russian laws regulating manufacture and supply of the given product category;
1 ID-Labelling – labelling products by means of identification
2 Resolutions No. 589 dated 14 May 2019 “Experiments on ID-Labelling of Photographic (other than Cinematographic) Cameras, Photographic Flashlight Apparatus and Flash Bulbs in Russia”; No. 753 dated 11 June 2019 “Experiments on ID-Labelling of New Pneumatic Rubber Tyres and Cushion Tyres in Russia”; No. 790 dated 22 June 2019 “ Experiments on ID-Labelling of Certain Light Industry Products in Russia”; No. 814 dated 26 June 2019 “ Experiments on ID-Labelling of Perfumes and Eaux de Toilette in Russia” and No. 836 dated 29 June 2019 “Experiments on ID-Labelling of Certain Dairy Products in Russia”
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