Russia GOST-R Marking Change
The PCT marking for products subject to GOST R declarations and certificates is replaced by a new sign, the Circulation Mark starting from June 21, 2021.
Products, the conformity of which was confirmed before June 21, 2021, can be released into circulation up until the end of
the conformity assessment documents, but no later than June 20, 2022. Re-labeling of such products already marked with
the PCT mark is not required during this period.
Products, certified after June 21, 2021, new marking is mandatory.
Rules of marking with a Circulation Mark:
Marking with the Circulation Mark is carried out by the manufacturer or the applicant independently prior to the release of the product into circulation.
The Circulation Mark is applied to the non-removable part of each product unit and (or) its packaging (if any) and (or) is
indicated in the accompanying documentation (if any). When applied to the accompanying documentation, the Circulation
Mark is applied on an empty field, in the place where information on the mandatory confirmation of product conformity is
The place of application of the Circulation Mark on products, packaging and accompanying documentation is determined
by the manufacturer of the product or the applicant.
If it is impossible to apply the Circulation Mark directly to the product, it is applied to the label (tag) or tape attached to the
If it is impossible to apply the Circulation Mark directly to the packaging, it is applied on an insert sheet attached to
individual or group consumer packaging.
Marking with the Circulation Mark is carried out by technological methods, which must ensure:
1. invariability of consumer properties of products;
2. a clear image of the Circulation Mark;
3. endurance of the Circulation Mark image to external influencing factors;
4. preservation of the Circulation Mark image during the established service life or shelf life of the product.
The execution of the Circulation Mark must be one-color and contrast with the color of the surface on which it is applied. The Circulation Mark can be flat, embossed or holographic.
The size of the Circulation Mark should not create difficulties for consumers to identify it and have a width of at least 5 mm.
If, in addition to the Circulation Mark, products are marked with other conformity marks, including the marks of conformity
of voluntary product certification systems, then such markings should not impair the visibility, clarity and readability of the
Products, the conformity of which is not confirmed in the manner prescribed by Article 46 of the Federal Law of December
27, 2002 No. 184-FZ “On Technical Regulation”, are not marked with the Circulation Mark.
In the case of marking with the Circulation Mark of products, the compliance of which has not been confirmed in prescribed
order, administrative liability is applicable.
Please check the links below for more info.
Federal Law 460-FZ dated December 22, 2020: https://docs.cntd.ru/document/573156779
Russian Federal Law on Technical Regulation: https://docs.cntd.ru/document/901836556
Sign of Circulation on the Market: https://docs.cntd.ru/document/901880105
Russian Consumer Protection Law: https://docs.cntd.ru/document/9005388