Deputies do not plan to amend the legislation related to the postponement of the introduction of mandatory labeling of drugs, but they will suggest that the Government provide for a transitional period.
According to the current legislation, the labeling of drugs should become mandatory from July 1, 2020, however, a number of pharmaceutical market participants turned to parliamentarians with a proposal to postpone this period. On June 3, this issue was discussed at a meeting of the working group.
“We agreed that we will not make changes to the legislation regarding the timing of the introduction of marking. Nevertheless, we believe that a certain transition period is needed, a system of measures is needed that would ensure safe entry into the labeling system” – said Andrei Isaev.
The parliamentarian recalled that the Ministry of Industry and Trade already has experience in labeling a number of goods and, at the initial stage, administrative responsibility for those who for various reasons did not meet these criteria of the legislation was not applied.