This is a compilation of the recent regulatory updates from Russia. Every week, we post an update of what's new, which you can view here.
- October 21: CRPT posted a draft implementation guideline for testing the generation, application, and verification of the crypto-protected product identifier.
- October 14: CRPT is holding an educational webinar this coming week on serialization and cryptography for a multi-national pharma audience.
- September 30: CRPT published an extensive Q&A regarding their operational takeover of the central IS Marking system from the Federal Tax Service.
- September 2: A new government decree marked as N. 1018 was published that formalizes the role of CRPT in taking over as operator of the central IS Marking system from the Federal Tax Service effective 11/1. The extension of the experimental pilot to 1/1/2020 was also formalized.
- August 3: The bill to expand the 7 Nosologies list (No. 511039-7) passed in the State Duma and has now been signed and published. The list of conditions has expanded to 12 and now includes hemolytic-uremic syndrome; juvenile arthritis with systemic onset; and mucopolysaccharidosis I, II, and VI types.
- July 22: Government has stated that the 7 Nosologies deadline will be extended to Apr. 1, 2019 and that cryptographic requirements for serialization will formally be required in the upcoming Roszdravnadzor regulations that are due in August.
- July 6: Intentions were confirmed this week around the cryptographic requirements for forthcoming Russia serialization requirements and models for how companies would use cryptographic services.
- June 29: An announcement was made that the track and trace government system is being transferred from the Federal Tax Service to CRPT (a private company), with operational turnover starting Oct 1. CRPT is one of the biggest supporters of the 791/792 cryptographic mandate, adding fuel to the expectation that crypto will be coming to Russia serialization. The expectation is that Roszdravnadzor will be publishing the final regulations in August.
- February 11: Roszdravnadzor published the updated technical interface documentation and regulations for interacting with the technical services (support) of the central FTS system.
- February 4: In an update to the FTS reporting system user guide, new GTIN allocation rules were posted, which apply GTINs to sites rather than a common GTIN across all products.