The CTS informs the traders about the mandatory labelling of goods

From 1 July 2020, Russia has introduced compulsory labelling of footwear, drugs and tobacco products.

For 2020 the government of the Russian Federation stipulates the timing for the introduction of mandatory labelling in respect of four types of goods. Their list is presented in the table:

№ p/p

Description of goods subject to marking

Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation

The term of input requirements


Other tobacco products

No. 224 from 28.02.2019



Shoe products

No. 860 from 05.07.2019



Medicinal products for medical use

No. 1954 from 31.12.2019



Cameras (except movie cameras), flash and flash lamp

N 1953 from 31.12.2019



Perfumes and toilet waters

No. 1957 from 31.12.2019




No. 1958 from 31.12.2019



Individual items of light industry products

No. 1956 from 31.12.2019


The procedure for completing a goods Declaration, approved by the Decision of the Commission of the Customs Union dated 20.05.2010 No. 257, provide an indication of column 31 of the Declaration of goods information on the identifications of marked goods placed under the relevant customs procedure.

Since the entry into force of the mandatory marking, the absence of the Declaration of goods information on means of identification in respect of marked goods is in accordance with the governing customs legal treaties and acts constituting the right of the Eurasian economic Union and the legislation of the Russian Federation the basis for refusal of registration and release of goods.

The procedure for the marking of goods standardized in the framework of the Eurasian economic Union (EAEU) means of identification is defined in the Agreement on the marking of goods with identification means in the EEU (signed in Almaty 02.02.2018) (hereinafter – the Agreement).

From the date of introduction of marking in the framework of the EAEU goods marked in accordance with the laws of the member States of the EEU, the States – members of EAEC provide for the marking of such goods in their territories in accordance with the requirements provided for in the Agreement and accepted in accordance with acts of the Eurasian economic Commission (paragraph 5 of article 5 of the Agreement).

The third paragraph of article 4 of the Agreement provides that from the date of introduction of marking of goods the marking of goods imported (imported) on customs territory of the EAEU is to place such goods under the customs procedure of release for domestic consumption or re-import, as well as in cases stipulated by the legislation of the member States of the EAEU – to place such goods under the customs procedure of free customs zone, except for the goods referred to in article 8 of the Agreement (in this clause of the Agreement define the goods which is not subject to labelling requirements of products).

In accordance with paragraph 2 of paragraph 2 of article 158 of the customs code of the EAEU with the permission of the customs authority with the goods placed under the customs procedure of customs warehouse may be done operations to prepare goods for sale and transportation (transportation), including the labelling of products.

Labeling can be performed after placement under the customs procedure of release for domestic consumption or re-import warehouses as established in accordance with subparagraph “C” of paragraph 1 of article 6 of the Agreement, if the possibility of such a marking provided by the legislation of a member state of the EEU.

Currently, Russian legislation does not provide this opportunity.

The possibility of labelling the goods under customs control in other places including temporary storage, the right of the EEU is not provided.

Department of public relations of TSTU