Government Decree No. 1973-p of July 28, 2020 excludes the following types of goods from the list of goods subject to mandatory marking in Russia:
- footwear, which is identified by the legislation of the Russian Federation's constituent entities as a product of craftsmanship
- fragrance testers, which are not intended for sale directly to the consumer, and perfume samples up to 3 ml, which are designed for sale.
Background: The system of marking codes was first introduced in Russia in 2016. Its complete implementation is scheduled for 2024. A unique code indicates the authenticity of the product and its compliance with the claimed quality. It allows the buyer to track & trace the entire path of the goods from the manufacturer or importer to the end consumer.