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Rules of registration and production of manufacturing stamps, as well as production and destruction of their imprints on jewelry


By the Decree No. 1127 dated 21 October 2015 the Government of the Russian Federation pursuant to Article 11 of the Federal Law dated 26 March 1998 No. 41-FZ “On Precious Metals and Precious Stones” (hereinafter - the Law № 41-FZ) approved the Rules of registration and production of manufacturing stamps, as well as production and destruction of their imprints on jewelry. The rules define duties of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs engaged in the production and repair of jewelry and other items made of precious metals, duly register and put their manufacturing stamps.

According to the Law No. 41-FZ the term “manufacturing stamp” means the manufacturer's mark, an image of which is put on jewelry and other items made of precious metals and contains encrypted information about its manufacturer. Manufacturing stamp includes four-letter code assigned to the manufacturer by the State Inspectorate of Assay Supervision under the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation (hereinafter - Inspectorate of Assay Supervision), including the encrypted information on the year of manufacturing of the product, data about registration of the manufacturer on the special record and manufacturer of products.

Production of a manufacturing stamp is carried out by a manufacturer or by the Inspectorate of Assay Supervision upon manufacturer request. A production by the Inspectorate of Assay Supervision state hallmarks combined with manufacturing stamps intended for marking of jewelry and other items made of precious metals is allowed.

Imprints of manufacturing stamps are to be registered by the Inspectorate of Assay Supervision. To register a manufacturing stamp a manufacturer has to file an application in any form to a regional branch of the Inspectorate of Assay Supervision and imprint of a manufacturing stamp placed on a polished plate. In case a manufacturing stamp is placed on products by different means (mechanical, electric spark, laser) each imprint of manufacturing stamp is to be affixed on polished plate. The Inspectorate of Assay Supervision may refuse to register in the case of a defective producing of a manufacturing stamp due to vagueness, deformity or absence of any of the elements.

A manufacturing stamp is valid for a calendar year in which it was registered. Upon expiry date of the manufacturing stamp it has to be eliminated by the manufacturer. Imprints of fake manufacturing stamps identified during the examination of the Inspectorate of Assay Supervision are also subject to elimination.

The new regulations came into effect on 30 October 2015. Paragraph 17 of Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 18 June 1999 № 643 “On the Procedure and probing the marking of articles of precious metals” was repealed due to the adoption of the regulations.



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