Smooth Procedure of Marking the Products Imported into Russia. How Is This Possible and How to Gain Benefits?

Mandatory marking of certain goods started on December 1 in Russia. It implies that manufacturers and importers will have to put digital codes on their products containing information about the producer and the stages the product moves from the production plant to the store.

Such codes will be placed on cameras, perfumes, car tires, as well as on some consumer goods, such as raincoats, jackets, bed linen and table linen.

However, Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade, in his interview to Prime News Agency said “This does not mean we will immediately prohibit all the unmarked products on December 1. <...> Production and import of the unmarked perfume will be banned on October 1, 2020; tires – on November 1, 2020; consumer goods – on January 1, 2021; photo cameras – on October 1, 2020. The draft regulations developed additionally for the marking of products contain the stages and dates when the remaining requirements for the participants will come into force. They will take into account industry characteristics and the established business processes with regard to the remaining unlabelled products.”

“Owing to voluntary marking experiments, most of the products on the list will be sold marked much earlier,” said Denis Manturov. The most active businesses have already registered in the information system.

TELS has been ready for mandatory tire labeling since December 1, which became possible due to a joint project with one of the largest foreign tire manufacturers. The joint project with the customer, which allowed to rebuild the entire technological chain of marking and create a number of advantages for the manufacturer in the market, had been completed by that moment.

Alexandra Vaulina, Key Account Manager at TELS Group: “Why is our solution so valuable? We can mark goods at warehouses on the border of the EACU. Besides the attractive cost of the service, the cargo owner receives the following advantages:

Minimize the time required for marking as we have worked out and optimized the procedures on other product groups.

• Reduce the time required to label the tires as warehouses are located in the south. Tires cannot be labelled in cold environment; they need to stand some time in a warm place.

• Bring changes to the scheme. It is possible to change the main warehouse for alternative warehouses if it’s necessary, but the scheme will not change essentially.

• Lately, Russian customs authorities have been working on the transfer of import customs clearance procedures to the border of the EACU. Warehouses located on the border of the EACU will have many advantages.

Two-Leg delivery scheme implies two carriers – one delivering to the warehouse, the other delivering to the destination location. Thus, we are expanding the transportation opportunities against the shortage of permits for international road transport.”