Another product categories with mandatory digital labeling in Russia

From September 1, 2021, compulsory digital marking has been introduced in the territory of the Russian Federation for new product categories. This is the next step in the digitization of the product labeling process.

Digital product labelling in Russia

The introduction of a digital product labeling system in the Russian Federation began in 2016. Completion of this process is scheduled for 2024. The unique digital code placed on the products during labeling allows each buyer to make sure that one is purchasing legally manufactured goods that meet the strict quality standards.

This system also allows customers to trace the entire route of the goods - from the manufacturer or importer to the end customer, and thus significantly minimizes the risk that the purchased product has been replaced with a counterfeit product at any stage of production or delivery for sale.

New product categories

From September 1, 2021, the labeling with identification means of dairy products intended for long-term storage, i.e. with a shelf life of more than 40 days, becomes mandatory. Also from this date, the obligation to digitally label bicycles and bicycle frames is introduced.

Marking bottled water from December 2021

In addition to the changes that come into force in September, registration in the bottled water labeling system will start at a later date. This obligation will apply to producers and importers of this type of water. The actual labeling of the above-mentioned product category will start on December 1, 2021.