The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposes to conduct an experiment on labeling vegetable oils in Russia

Innovation & Technology
Regulation & Compliances
Published Sep 26, 2023

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The Russian government has drafted a resolution to conduct an experiment on labeling edible vegetable oils from December 2023 to August 2024. The experiment will involve oils under certain HS codes, including sunflower, olive, peanut, and coconut oils. The aim of the labeling is to prevent counterfeiting and illegal trafficking of these products, although industry insiders argue that the vegetable oil sector does not suffer from these issues. Additionally, the government plans to conduct experiments on labeling pet food and veterinary medicines.
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An experiment in labeling edible vegetable oils packaged in consumer packaging with identification means can take place in the Russian Federation from December 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024, according to a draft resolution of the Russian government posted on the portal. According to the appendix to the document, oils under HS codes 1508-1517 and 1804 will participate in the experiment, including sunflower, olive, peanut, palm, coconut, rapeseed, cocoa butter, cocoa fat, margarine, as well as other non-volatile fats and oils (including jojoba oil) of vegetable or microbiological origin. Manufacturers, importers of edible vegetable oils and wholesale and retail trade organizations will participate in the experiment. The operator of the labeling information system, the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies (CRPT), will provide participation in the experiment free of charge. Among the stated goals of introducing labeling is the fight against counterfeiting ...
Source: Specagro
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