Along with the latest wave of migration to online small business cash registers, mandatory labeling will be introduced starting July 1, 2019, affecting shoes. Businesses that manufacture footwear or trade in these products will need to label all goods, and report their movements and sales to the labeling information system.
Currently, all shoes in circulation are equipped with information about the production of goods, from what and where the shoes are made, model, brand, manufacturer, etc. All these data in a simple and accessible form are displayed on the boxes and packages of shoes. From the beginning of July, a different tag format will be required – all product information is encrypted and presented with a unique code of the DataMatrix type. The decree on mandatory labeling of footwear has been placed in the order of the Government of Russia No. 792-r dated April 28, 2018, according to the regulations of which it is required to mark each pair of footwear with a control and identification mark.
The law on labeling footwear comes into force from the beginning of July, and its focus is the same as in the case of labeling other goods: clear and transparent circulation of products on the market; control and tracking of the import and production of shoes; exclusion of counterfeit products and fakes.
Marking now affects products from leather, textiles, felt, synthetic, artificial and combined materials.
As for market participants, first of all, the labeling will affect manufacturers and importers, and secondly, wholesalers and retail trade enterprises selling footwear products. All participants in the turnover of products will have to interact with 2D coding (identification) and upload data about each pair of shoes to the information labeling system formed by the state.
Working with the coding in the case of footwear is similar to the marking of furs, cigarettes and other goods. A 2D barcode is applied to packages by the manufacturer / importer and a list of them is formed in the form of a universal transfer document (UTD). Further, the wholesaler scans the barcodes upon receipt of goods, marking as arrived in the FRT, and distributes the goods to retail, informing the marking system about the shipment. Retailers also scan labeling labels upon receipt of products, reporting to the information system about the acceptance, and when each pair of shoes is sold through the OFD, information about the sale will be redirected to the labeling system – all goods are withdrawn from circulation, they are with the buyer. In situations of data mismatch or other deviations, a violation is recorded in the information base, and measures by the controlling authority will not keep you waiting.
What should be done before July if you manufacture, import or sell shoes?
The manufacturer must first conclude an agreement on obtaining the right to generate unique marking codes for tags, as well as set up interaction with the state information system of marking to transfer information about the production of products and its introduction into the turnover. Minimum Equipment Required: Label Printers, 2D Barcode Scanners, DataMatrix Reading. The presence of accounting systems, electronic document management, electronic qualified signatures has been mentioned more than once, but it is worth noting again that this is necessary for working with marking. Specialized software (software) also contributes to more efficient and automated work with labeling products.
Wholesale organizations, along with connecting to the unified state information system of marking and installing software, require the purchase of equipment for reading 2D barcodes. It can be a two-dimensional scanner, but it would be more optimal to purchase a data collection terminal (TSD), which helps to speed up the processes of receiving and shipping consignments, and the TSD effectively handles inventory, minimizing the number of errors.
Retail representatives, in turn, need to purchase a 2D barcode scanner and connect it to the online checkout. When accepting consignments of goods, of course, a TSD would be very effective, but you can limit yourself to a hand scanner.
What is the threat of violation of the requirements for labeling shoes?
Failure to comply with labeling requirements can lead to fines, in accordance with Article 15.12 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation.
Storage, transportation and sale of footwear without a marking (2D barcodes) faces a fine for individual entrepreneurs from 5,000 to 10,000 rubles, organizations from 50,000 to 300,000 rubles.
The production and distribution (sale) of footwear without marking tags in the amount of more than 1.5 million rubles entails criminal liability. The offender will be fined 300,000 rubles or 80,000 rubles with three years in prison. All products in such cases are subject to confiscation.
Many manufacturing companies and domestic retailers took part in the shoe labeling pilot project, working out the process gradually in order to be ready for work in the future and avoid fines. To prevent fines and other consequences, you should prepare in advance in working with marking, approaching this matter with all seriousness. Start by registering with a labeling system or by familiarizing yourself with the range of equipment on the market.
Need a scanner, label printer or TSD? Not sure where to start preparing to trade with markings? Specialists of “Territory POS” are always ready to help with the choice and advise you. Call by phone: 8 (800) 500-95-79