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Bicycle marking introduced in Russia

The government launched an experiment in Russia on labeling with identification tools for bicycles and bicycle frames. The corresponding resolution of 11.09.2019 No. 1183 is published on the official website of the Government of the Russian Federation.

According to the document, the marking includes:

  • bicycles with an auxiliary engine installed, with or without wheelchairs;
  • bicycles (including tricycles for cargo delivery) without engine;
  • bicycle frames;
  • tricycles.

The decree determines the order of the experiment and its main participants. According to the rules, manufacturers, importers and sellers of bicycles participate in the experiment on a voluntary basis.

The powers of the operator of the information labeling system are assigned to Operator-CRPT LLC.

The experiment will be conducted from September 16, 2019 to May 31, 2020. Based on its results, a decision on the feasibility of switching to mandatory labeling of bicycles and bicycle frames will be made.

At present, Russia is also conducting experiments on the labeling of drugs, tobacco products, shoes, clothes and underwear, tire covers, cameras and flash units, wheelchairs.