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Russia: an Overview of the Russian Import Procedures, Labelling and Certification

On 22 August 2012, Russia joined the World Trade Organization with a subsequent reduction in customs duties on many types of goods. The Russian market is becoming more attractive for Swedish companies, however, following Russian customs control procedures still remains a complicated assignment. A foreign exporter needs to comply with specific legal requirements, technical regulations, obtain the correct certificates, labels and other documents in place to be able to send its’ goods across the Russian border.

This Point of view gives an overview of the Russian import, labelling and certification procedures. It is aligned with three fundamental steps that every Swedish company pass when importing its products to Russia: investigating sales options, making pre-shipping preparations and passing customs clearance upon arrival.

We hope that this document will help you to get a clear picture of the Russian import, labelling and certification procedures, to organize the existing knowledge and serve as a reference for further consideration.

We welcome any concerns your business might have regarding importing to Russia or to any of the other 50 markets where we are present in the world.



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Date: 30 Nov 2017
Size: 1.3 MB(pdf)