EAEU expands list of light industry goods subject to marking with identification means

The Eurasian Economic Commission's Council has considered a proposal submitted by the Russian Federation to expand the list of light industry goods subject to marking with identification means and has decided to amend existing regulatory legal acts of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The amendments concern only the types of products subject to marking approved by Decision No. 127 of the Commission's Council "On the introduction of marking of certain light industry goods with identification means" dated November 18, 2019.

The marking will be extended to suits, shirts, knitwear, articles made from faux fur and certain other types of clothing. In respect of these goods, the Union Member States may impose a ban on the circulation of unmarked products from April 1, 2024.

"The gradual inclusion of new goods in the number of goods subject to marking is a logical step in developing the common system, enabling the consumer to make sure of their authenticity and increasing the competitiveness of honest market participants by reducing the share of illegal trade," emphasized Andrey Slepnev, EEC Minister in charge of Trade.

It should be noted that the new commodity groups will be marked, as before, according to the unified rules. Along with that, the provisions of the basic technological organizational model of the EAEU system for marking goods with identification means, approved by Decision No. 19 of the Commission's Council dated March 5, 2019, shall be taken into account. Therefore, it will not be necessary to re-mark goods when they are circulated in the Union's territory.