On April 10, Moscow hosted another event on the topic of shoe marking. At a business breakfast organized by a logistics operator Smartlines with the participation of representatives of the official operator of the marking system “Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies” (CRTC) in particular, the question was raised of approving new dates for the stages of the introduction of mandatory marking of shoes in Russia.
As we wrote earlier, the initial term for the introduction of mandatory labeling, which imposes liability on participants in the Russian shoe market for the turnover of unlabelled products, and was determined by the Government of the Russian Federation on 1 July 2019, can be postponed to February 1 2020.
Relevant recommendations for revising the terms for the phased introduction of marking were prepared by the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies, the AKORT Association and the National Shoe Union and sent to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation for consideration.
At a business breakfast in Moscow, the head of the CRTPT product group, Vera Volkova, said that it was currently expected that new regulatory documents on the implementation of the mandatory labeling process in the Russian Federation would be prepared and approved in June 2019.
Among other things, Vera Volkova assured that importers of shoes who have already submitted applications for receiving equipment necessary for working with digital codes (emission registrars) will start receiving equipment from July 1, others who have not yet submitted applications will be able to do this before or after 1 of July and receive equipment not earlier than 1 of October.
Thus, July 1 becomes the new starting point of the mandatory labeling process. From July 1 to October 1, turnover participants must register in the system, on the website Honest Znak.RF; apply for the necessary equipment to work with digital codes; start labeling product residues. By February 1, the process of marking residues should be completed, and labeling work should be fully established, since the ban on the production, import and retail trade and turnover of unmarked shoes will come into force on February 1 on February 2020.