Uzbekistan introduced a mandatory labeling of a number of imported products
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Dec. 20 /Trend D. Azizov/
Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan from 1 January 2012 introduces a mandatory labeling with special control identification characters of individual groups of imported consumer goods.
Resolution "On the realization of measures to improve the import of certain groups of consumer goods into the Republic of Uzbekistan", published in the electronic media, agreed "to prevent the import and sale of contraband goods through the creation of an enabling business environment and a healthy competition between business entities."
The document approved the list of goods which must be marked on a mandatory basis before customs clearance. The list includes a devices for cooking and heating food, installation of air conditioning, equipped with motor-driven fan and elements for changing the temperature and humidity, including those machines in which the humidity can not be separately regulated.
Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other types, vacuum cleaners, DVD-players, household electric stoves, dishwashers and washing machines, domestic printers must also pass labeling.
Storage and sale of unmarked form of imported consumer goods subjected to mandatory labeling is prohibited. According to the document, failure to comply with this requirement will constitute a violation of trade rules.
According to the decree, the implementation of labeling of goods imported prior to January 1, 2012, may be unmarked before July 1, 2012.
Resolution also approves a list of technologic equipment, consumables and software of inter-agency information system "Marking and audit", imported by State Tax and State Customs Committees, as well as by state enterprise "Davlat belgisi" (Goznak) at the Central Bank of Uzbekistan, necessary for the implementation of mandatory labeling.