Coding for shoes deferred to July 1, 2020

Mandatory coding of shoes was nevertheless postponed

As expected, the deadline for mandatory coding of shoes was postponed from March 1 to July 1, 2020. The change was implemented by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation on February 29, 2020 No. 216.
The postponement of the deadline is explained by the need for stakeholders in the footwear market to integrate their information systems with the state monitoring system for the circulation of goods, which are subject to mandatory coding.

So, compulsory coding has been shifted to July 1, 2020, but companies can already enter information about coded products into the "Chestniy Znak" system.

Coding for surplus shoe stocks

The operator of the coding system, the company CPRT, will provide the necessary codes, provided all the product information necessary for registering in the information system is transmitted by the market participants.

Coding labels for the surplus shoe stocks, entering into circulation before March 1, 2020, will be provided free of charge (addition to paragraph 49 of the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 05.07.2019 No. 860).

Unsold inventory balances as of July 1 must be coded before September 1, 2020. Imported shoes brought into Russia after July 1, 2020, but purchased before this date, must be coded before August 1, 2020.

Experts of the Art-Delivery advise not to delay the coding till the last day. It is better not to wait till July 1, but to actively start engaging in the process. Do not expect that the coding will be annulled.

Coding within the EEU (Eurasian Economic Union) countries

The operators of the coding system have been empowered to provide codes for the operators of national coding systems of the EEU countries. These codes should be used by members of the Eurasian Union for coding shoes for import into Russia. To obtain codes, national operators should conclude service contracts with CPRT. The entire process of information exchange between operators from different countries is regulated by the Decision of the Board of the Eurasian Commission No. 205 dated 26.11.2019.

We remind you that the experiment with coding of shoes commenced in the summer of 2018. The Ministry of Trade and Industry has recorded an increase in the number of orders for footwear coding labels, which, according to the agency, confirms the industry's readiness to work in the new conditions.
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