Russian Government approved a list of goods for which marking will be required in 2019. Its includes tobacco products, perfumes and toilet water, various garments, shoe goods, cameras.
New goods marking rules on RU territory from 2019
Previously, Russian government brought alcohol and fur trade out of “underground market”. Now it’s consumer goods’ turn.
Mandatory labeling will lead to more complicated accounting IT systems, products becoming more expensive and small companies going out of business.
The authorities will issue special clarification concerning the implementation of the new law. With the help of market experts’ recommendations, enterprises will be able to make better preparations and timely changes to their business processes and IT systems, including their supplier management.
However, it is already possible to estimate the additional expenses for each product, or stock keeping unit (SKU), of 15-25 rubles per RFID tag, the annual cost of an electronic signature, UNISCAN\GS1 RUS membership fees, labeling costs, RFID equipment purchase, additional automation, one-time cost of document package for joining GS1, etc. — if the standards of radio frequency labels will be chosen.
Failing to comply with the new order may result in either a fine or criminal charges under article 171 of the Criminal Code with the confiscation of goods and up to six years of imprisonment, depending on the extent of the violation. Such sanctions are currently in place on the fur market.
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