Marking

In December 2017, the government resolved to establish the Unified Marking and Product Traceability System.

The project is implemented as a public and private partnership hosted by a single operator, namely the Advanced Technology Development Centre (CRPT).

What products will be marked?

Even now marking is mandatory for tobacco products and furs. New products will be entered into the marking systems from 2019 to 2024.

On 27 June 2019, the experiment in marking the light industry goods was put in motion.

The pilot project will last until 30 November 2019, and as from 1 December 2019, marking will become compulsory for:

  • articles of clothing made of genuine or composite leather;
  • jersey tops;
  • outwear: coats, short overcoats, wraps, trenchcoats, jackets, wind jackets, windbreakers, and similar items

How the marking system will work?

The marking system keeps track of the product movement throughout the entire supply chain – from production to selling to the shopper at the till. Each production unit is assigned a unique digital code (Data Matrix or another marking type more suitable for certain commodity groups), so that the manufacturer or the importer could place in on the product/packaging. When the product is sold, the code is removed from trade.