In February 2018, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) signed an Agreement on the common labeling system of goods with control (identification) signs in the Eurasian Economic Union. The Agreement aims to create a unified system whereby goods will be marked with a “means of identification”, i.e. a sign or code consisting of a machine-readable sequence of symbols on a bar code, a special Radio Frequency Identification tag or a “material carrier” which is mark that contains anti-counterfeit security elements. Product identification information will be recorded in a single, central register to be established and maintained by the Eurasian Economic Commission.
The Agreement marks a new approach to product labeling and traceability in the region. Russia is leading the members of the Union in introducing their own national implementation of the Agreement and has recently approved a number of key resolutions, while also launching the ‘Honest Mark’ Scheme. Currently, Russia has pilot projects in place to prepare the stakeholders for mandatory application of the ‘Honest Sign’ marking of certain priority products.
Livia will present a webinar to discuss this innovative and courageous approach of Russia and the EAEU in their fight against the counterfeit and illicit products. The session will also look at the potential impact of such unified traceability labeling on the obligations of manufacturers and importers to the region.
Presenter: Livia Kecerova, Senior Global Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Compliance & Risks
Livia Kecerova is a Senior Regulatory Consultant with Compliance & Risks, one of the world’s leading providers of regulatory compliance information. Livia is an experienced legal researcher who specialises in the monitoring and analysis of regulatory changes in the Russian Federation, EAEU, Ukraine and also a number of EU Member States. She holds a law degree from the University College of Cork (UCC). She also conducts individual research projects on behalf of the world’s biggest names in electronics, consumer goods and textiles covering all aspects of product safety. Livia’s research focuses on all aspects of product safety such as chemicals and restricted substances, electrical safety, general product safety, labeling, testing & certification, waste and packaging.