Russian food producers ask government to help avoid paper, cardboard shortages

Industry proposal As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to impact on the country’s economy, Russian food industry players have requested the country’s authorities to approve new standards for food packaging which would reduce the required sizes of labels, and increase the sizes of packaging for particular products.


The proposed changes are designed to help food producers avoid shortages of paper, cardboard and other raw materials in the manufacturing process. Their request is currently evaluated by a number of government entities, including the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart), the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Agriculture, according to the information obtained by Belarus-focused broadcaster Belsat TV.


It is estimated that, as a result of Russia & Ukraine dispute, the prices of packaging in the Russian market have increased by between 40 and 50 percent since the conflict’s outbreak in late February 2022.

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