Amendments to EAEU marking decisions to help ensure free movement of goods in internal market

The Eurasian Economic Commission's Council considered the "second package" of amendments to the basic technological organizational model of the EAEU system for marking goods by identification means and earlier decisions of the EEC Council on the introduction of marking in respect of certain categories of goods.

"Given the accumulated practice, as well as the expanded number of marked product categories, the Commission has decided to clarify and update the current marking rules. The main objective of such amendments is to ensure the absence of barriers in the Union's internal market, to increase the harmonization of marking procedures in the Member States and to improve information exchange between national operators," emphasized Andrey Slepnev, EEC Minister in charge of Trade. 

For this purpose, the following principal amendments were made to the current acts of the Commission's Board:

- the provisions of the Basic Model are extended to cases of moving goods subject to marking for purposes other than cross-border trade (for example: presentation at trade fairs or temporary storage in the territory of another Member State);

- the possibility of marking goods by a manufacturer from one Member State with the identification means of a customer from another Union country within the "contract manufacturing" (manufacture from raw materials supplied by the customer or under the customer's trademark). 

- previously adopted decisions of the Commission's Council on the introduction of marking of certain goods by identification means are brought in line with the Basic Model provisions.

The decision shall come into effect after 10 calendar days have elapsed from the date of its official publication.