As early as 2019, the Kyrgyz Republic Government issued Decree No. 470/12.09.2019 for the “Product Marking identification in the Kyrgyz Republic” and Decree No. 554/17.10.2019 The procedure for product labelling with digital identification in the Kyrgyz Republic, followed by a pilot project that was conducted. In September this year, the government published Order No. 1110/09.20.2022 – Traceability system for medicines and medical devices identification of the Kyrgyz Republic that specifies the track and trace requirements for pharmaceuticals.
The National Authority that generates and issues labelling codes is Alfa Telecom CJSC, as the national system is АИС «Маркировка товаров» / АИС MT. The supply chain participants must comply with the requirements for the developed Kyrgyz platform – Teksher.
Voluntary serialization implementation waves are planned for:
1) January 2023
2) April 2023
3) August 2023
From September 2023 serialization will become obligatory for all products – this is linked to EAEU’s requirement to inform Eurasian Commission 9 months before implementing serialization. The Department of Medicines will compile voluntary lists.
A 2-year transition period is laid down, meaning that serialized products with any country labelling will be allowed for 2 years. From September 2023, all products to be imported must be serialized according to Kyrgyz requirements, but also any country labelling will be allowed (e.g. Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan labelling).
The identified types of serialization are Internal marking (into the Kyrgyzstan territory) and external (cross-border for EAEU countries) marking.
External marking: Decree No. 577/08.05.2019
External (cross-border) marking is voluntary for import to the EAEU countries
Internal (mandatory) marking:
Mandatory on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The circulation of non-labelled products is prohibited according to the current legislation.
Serialization requirements include 2D DataMatrix code with GTIN, serial number (SN), and verification code (cryptotail).
The human-readable part must consist:
Serial number (SN)