On July 1, 2020, the mandatory requirement for marking with identification means of footwear came into force. This regulatory prescription applies to both products manufactured in the territory of the Russian Federation and imported goods, as well as goods imported within the framework of cross-border trade with the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Importers should keep in mind that shoes must be labeled prior to filing a customs declaration, since the labeling information for each pair of shoes is indicated in column 31 of the goods declaration. The release of goods is carried out only after the officials of the customs authorities have checked the information about the marking via telecommunication channels in the state information system for monitoring the circulation of goods.
Footwear marking is not required in the case of importing products in quantities necessary for testing in order to confirm compliance with the requirements of technical regulations, as well as when importing goods by organizers and participants of international exhibitions and fairs as samples and exhibits not intended for sale (sale), but only if there is documentary evidence.
It is important to note that this requirement does not apply to footwear imported into the Russian Federation by individuals for personal use.