A new Russian serialization pilot for biologically active food additives was announced last month. It’s scheduled to run from April 1 of this year to March 1, 2022.
The government has not said much beyond about the pilot. It has revealed a lot more about the Russian serialization pilot for beer and beer-based drinks, which it announced last October. Read our blog post about that to get all the details.
Let’s take a look at what we do know about the Russian serialization pilot for biologically active food additives. After that, we’ll give you a sneak peek at what we’re doing to make sure stakeholders in every industry regulated by Russia’s National Track and Trace Digital System, known as Chestny ZNAK, know exactly what to do to comply with the strict requirements.
Russian serialization pilot for biologically active food additives
As we said above, the Russian government hasn’t said much about the new pilot, which was formalized through a draft decree entitled “On Conducting an Experiment on the Labeling of Biologically Active Food Additives by Means of Identification in the Territory of the Russian Federation.”
Chestny ZNAK has shared a list of what products will be labeled and their corresponding Eurasian Economic Union Combined Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity (TN VED) codes. It’s also been reported that the Center for Research in Perspective Technologies (CRPT), which operates Chestny ZNAK, will provide equipment to pilot participants.
Here are the products that will be included in the Russian serialization pilot for for biologically active food additives. It’s a long list. Be sure to scroll down to our “Final Thoughts” to read about our plans for Russian supply chain compliance!
BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE FOOD ADDITIVES
Pilot Dates: April 1, 2021–March 1, 2022
|TN VED Code||Description|
|1210 20 9000||Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds, and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder|
|1212 21 000 0||Locust beans, seaweeds, and other algae, sugar beet and sugar cane, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not ground; fruit stones and kernels and other vegetable products (including unroasted)|
|1504 10 1000||Fish liver oils and their fractions with Vitamin A content not exceeding 2500 iu/g|
|1504 20 900 0||Other fish fats, oils, and their fractions, other than fish liver oils, other than solid fractions|
|1516 10 900 0||Other animal fats and oils and their fractions|
|1517 90 990 0||Other edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or fractions of different fats or oils of this chapter, other than edible fats or oils|
|1702 90 950 0||Other, including invert sugar and other sugar and sugar syrup blends containing in the dry state 50% by weight of fructose|
|1704 90 550 0||Throat and cough lozenges not containing cocoa|
|1806 31 0000||Other product containing cocoa, in blocks, slabs, or bars, filled|
|1806 32 100 0||Cocoa and cocoa preparations (other preparations containing cocoa, not filled, but with added cereal grains, fruits, or nuts in blocks, slabs, or bars)|
|1806 32 900 0||Other preparations containing cocoa, but not filled, in blocks, slabs, or bars|
|1806 90 700 0||Preparations containing cocoa and intended for manufacture (preparation) of drinks|
|1806 90 900 0||Other preparations containing cocoa|
|2101 12 920 1||Preparations with a basis of extracts, essences, or concentrates of coffee|
|2106 10 800 0||Other protein concentrates and textured protein substances|
|2106 90 590 0||Other sugar syrups with flavoring or coloring additives|
|2106 90 920 0||Other food preparations not containing butter fat, sucrose, isoglucose (i.e., high-fructose corn syrup), glucose, and starch, or containing less than 1. 5% by weight of butter fat, 5% by weight of sucrose or isoglucose, 5% by weight|
|2106 90 980 3||Mixtures of vitamins and minerals for use as a balanced dietary supplement|
|2106 90 980 9||Other food preparations not elsewhere specified or included|
|2106 90 9801||Sugar- (sucrose) free chewing gum and/or with a sugar substitute product|
|2202 90 100 9||“Others” under Code 2202: “Beverages and spirits and vinegar”|
|2202 99 190 0||Other beverages not containing preparations of headings 0401 to 0404 or fat obtained from preparations of headings 0401 to 0404:|
|2936 21 000 0||Vitamins A and their derivatives|
|3002 90 500 0||Cultures of microorganisms|
|3204 19 000 0||Synthetic organic coloring matter and preparations based thereon, including mixtures of coloring matters of the subheadings 320411 to 320419:|
|3503 00 100 9||Other gelatin and its derivatives|
|3507 90 900 0||Other prepared enzymes not elsewhere specified or included|
Our team in Russia fields many, many questions about Chestny ZNAK, and industries that must comply with the supply chain regulations. They love hearing from people and helping them understand the rules for doing business in Russia.
If you follow our blog (and we know you do), you know we’re the leader in Russian compliance. You also know we write a lot about Russian supply chain regulations. Most recently, we covered the pilot for beer, updated labeling requirements for cheese and ice cream products, and “notification mode” in the pharma supply chain. We also did a Chestny ZNAK refresher course.
So, when we heard about the Russian serialization pilot for biologically active food additives, we thought it was time to update our white papers for 2021. There have been a lot of changes over the last year. Deadlines have changed. Other pilots have ended. Requirements and process have evolved. We’re including all the latest information from Chestny ZNAK and providing much greater detail about products and requirements.
The papers — including Russian versions — be ready soon. We’ll let you know when they’re available. In the meantime, our 2020 white papers are still online. You can also visit our website for more information about our solutions for Russian compliance and contact our team in Moscow directly.