v. 22 – Q2 2022

Market Executive Summary Following the EAEU rules for medicines registration and assessments (from 2018). This includes aim to align on serialisation, including medicines.
Objective is full track and trace system – assumption is that Kazakhstan will be synchronized with the Russian system.

Major Steps:

  • 2019: EAEU agreements to uniform serialization norms among member countries: resolutions N 72, 127, 128,129, 130, 205 on serialization of shoes, light industry, tiers, cameras, parfums and cloths (N 129 from 2020: milk products). Based on these resolutions: for EAEU countries, who can’t provide their own labelling codes, should be helped with serialization codes by other countries, such as Russia.
  • Feb 2019: National pilot project to be organized by KZ Telecom. Implementation by Ministry of Finance (not MoH), with monthly discussions taking place involving the industry. Companies, especially international ones, are invited to take part in the pilot project.
  • November 17, 2020: Kazakhstan government considers start of Mandatory serialization from January 1, 2022.
  • September 2021: Mandatory serialization will take place progressively in 5 stages starting from July 1, 2022.
  • May 30, 2022: Order KR DSM-49 amending Order KR DSM -11: confirming the start of mandatory serialization for 93 medicines on July 1, 2022.
Key Dates
  • January 27, 2021: Order KP DSCM -11, Guidelines for Medicinal products traceability and serialization issued
  • July 31, 2021: Pilot finalized and guidelines are issued
  • July 1, 2022: Mandatory labelling of the list of 93 medicines (1% from all drugs, the list of drugs is available)
  • January 1, 2023: Mandatory labelling of 20% of all drugs (or 50% on volunteer base, TBC, list of products is not available)
  • Possible other steps (TBC):
    • June 1, 2023: Mandatory labelling of at least 60% of all drugs (list of products is not available)
    • September 1, 2023: Mandatory labelling of at least 80% of all drugs (list of products is not available
    • November 1, 2023: Serialization of 100% of drugs

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