The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, stated that the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission approved a draft agreement on the labeling of goods for the EAEU countries, Kommersant writes.
The ECE Council will decide on the labeling of certain goods based on requests from States submitted to the Commission. These applications will need to be justified - to provide an analysis of the appropriateness of labeling indicating “the main consumers or groups of consumers of such goods”, information on the impact of labeling on business conditions (including data on the possible costs of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs and the ratio of the price of goods to means of identification) - and information about the expected results.
The union project involves the creation of a single registry of identification tools. The decision on labeling shall enter into force 90 days after its official publication by the council, and unlabelled products are prohibited for circulation. Marking of imported goods is carried out before customs (it can be carried out outside the customs territory of the union). Producers of goods will label them before transportation and sale.
States will be required to notify the Council of goods that they label outside of union agreements. If several countries label the same product groups, they will be able to control their circulation through the Union’s information system. Another innovation of the agreement is de facto that it recognizes the EAEU marking as a replacement for the current accompanying documents for cross-border trade. The commission proposes to abolish the requirements of such documents at the national and union level if the origin of the goods is confirmed by labeling.