OREANDA-NEWS In Russia, it was decided to expand the blocking regime for the sale of expired and illegal products to eight more categories of goods. This was stated during the XII St. Petersburg International Legal Forum by Vladislav Zaslavsky, Director of the Department of Digital labeling of goods and legalization of product turnover of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, as quoted by TASS.

The Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies (CRPT, operator of the Honest Sign labeling system) said that in 2025 it is planned to launch a licensing regime for caviar and non-alcoholic beer, veterinary drugs, rehabilitation equipment and bicycles. In 2026, sales of animal feed and vegetable oils will be blocked at the cash desks of stores, and canned food in 2027. Artem Sokolov, President of the Association of E-Commerce Companies, in turn, said that in the near future, the permissive regime will be launched on marketplaces. "We have a working group where we discuss technical issues and integrate in the near future," he said. According to Sergei Lisovsky, deputy chairman of the Duma Committee for the Protection of Competition, online platforms are now becoming a "window of opportunity" for unscrupulous manufacturers.

The phased implementation of the automatic blocking system for the sale of expired products at the store's cash desks began on April 1. At the first stage, goods in 12 categories, including tobacco, water and dairy products, began to be blocked. The Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to extend this practice to all product groups in the future.