War is war, and the introduction of mandatory marking is in accordance with the regulations. The appeals of representatives of shoe companies to the Government of the Russian Federation with a request to cancel or postpone the introduction of mandatory labeling of shoes are still unanswered, and the operator of the marking system of the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies (MDTC) recalls that according to the legislation, the rules for mandatory labeling of shoes in the Russian Federation begin to operate from 1 July 2020
On May 20, a conference was held on the topic of labeling of footwear and consumer goods within the framework of the All-Russian online marathon on labeling of various goods “PRO Marking”, organized by the operator of the marking of goods CRTC.
Oleg Tukhvatullin, Deputy Director of the Department for Digital Labeling and Product Sales Legalization at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, made a speech at the conference, and he made it clear that a new postponement of shoe and clothing labeling should not be expected.
“The postponement of the labeling of goods carries the risks of devaluation of the work already done to form a mechanism for ensuring transparency and legality (origin of goods. - ed.), Protecting consumers from illegal products, and also investing bona fide turnover participants in timely preparation for the introduction of such requirements, setting up own accounting systems, technical and business processes, ”he said.
As we wrote earlierThe Russian Union of Kozhevennikov and Shoemakers sent an appeal addressed to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin with a request to postpone the mandatory marking of shoes until 2022 due to the current crisis in the Russian economy, which was caused by quarantine related to the coronavirus pandemic. However, as noted by the Director General of the RSKO, Alexandra Andrunakievich, at the moment no positive decision has been made on this issue. RSKO does not lose hope that the issue of postponement can be taken into account in the framework of the long-term strategy for overcoming the economic crisis that is being prepared by the President of the Russian Federation.
“It’s worth considering the fact that shoe companies haven’t been working for the past two months and haven’t had the opportunity to prepare for mandatory labeling,” she says. “In addition, many enterprises are currently in a difficult financial situation, and maintaining labeling records requires competent It-specialists in the company’s staff, which many companies in the shoe sector cannot afford to pay for in the current situation.”
We remind you that at the moment, according to the decisions of the Government, the production, import, wholesale and retail sale of shoes without marking is prohibited from July 1, 2020. Import of goods purchased before July 1, 2020 is possible without labeling until August 1, 2020. Such products must be marked strictly before August 1, 2020. Residues produced or acquired before July 1 can be marked before September 1 only if there is evidence of the acquisition period. From January 1, 2021, unmarked goods of light industry will also be banned, and unsold balances must be marked before February 1.