"Chestny Znak" will be pre-installed on gadgets

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The government has included the application "Chestny Znak" in the list of mandatory for pre-installation on gadgets in 2023-2024. The order was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reports.

"The decision to expand the list of mandatory software for pre–installation was made for the convenience of users," the message says.

"Chestny Znak" is a unified national system of digital marking and tracing of goods: a special digital code helps to distinguish a fake from the original and provides access to information about the manufacturer of products, shelf life, time and place of production or sale and other information about the product.

Information about each movement of such a digital code is stored in the state database. The purpose of this system is to combat unscrupulous manufacturers and their low–quality counterfeit products. To check the goods through the "Chestny Znak" application, it is enough to scan a special graphic symbol on the package, if it is not there, then you can file a complaint to the system through an application that has already been downloaded 11.5 million times.

Since September 1, mandatory labeling of medical devices, baby water, soft drinks and juices, dietary supplements, antiseptics and wheelchairs has begun in Russia. From December 1, labeling will be mandatory for soft drinks in polymer or glass packaging, with the exception of juices, nectars, vegetable milk and compotes.

From March 1, 2024, soft drinks in aluminum cans will also be subject to labeling. Starting from June 1, 2024, labeling will apply to juices, nectars, vegetable milk, compotes and other types of soft drinks.

The law on the pre-installation of domestic software on devices sold in the country, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, laptops and TVs with Smart TV function, has been in effect in Russia since April 1, 2021. The list of applications required for installation includes VK, Yandex, Kaspersky Lab, My Office, Public Services, Mir payment system, etc. The law does not provide for the installation of domestic operating systems.