The first pack of cigarettes number coded release in Russia in February

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The first pack of cigarettes number coded in the experiment, which started in Russia on Monday, will be released in February, said the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for development of promising technologies (CRPT, the operator of the information system of draft labeling) Michael Dubin.

An experiment on the labelling of tobacco products began in Russia on 15 January, it will last until the end of 2018. On packs of cigarettes will be delivered two-dimensional stamp in the format of a Data Matrix, a bar code will contain information that can confirm the authenticity of the product.

«In February the first pack with digital markings will come off the Assembly line in March the project will connect the retail, which will supply information about the sale of products by scanning the label on the online ticket office,» said Dubin, whose words are in the press release CRPT.

He noted that, although the labeling experiment started on 15 January, participants spent a lot of preparatory work. So, was studied the information, production and logistic system of all participants of the «chain» of supply of cigarettes, the possibilities of production, method and speed of marking and opportunities of networking for scanning and recording of motion.

According to Dubin, the project was joined by the largest tobacco manufacturers, controlling more than 90 percent of the market, JTI, British American Tobacco (BAT) and Philip Morris International (PMI). Imperial Tobacco the opportunity to participate considering. Among the other participants listed the head of the Board of Directors, and distributors «Metropolis» and «SNA», retailers X5 Retail Group, Metro, Dixy and Lenta.

It is expected that the pilot project will test the efficiency of the mechanism of marking to ensure authenticity of tobacco products and to counteract the import into Russia of counterfeit goods. According to the results of the experiment will determine the feasibility of transition to mandatory labeling of cigarettes.

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