Revised List of Equipment the Import of Which into Russia is Exempt from VAT

Exporters of certain types of technical equipment to Russia are exempt from the requirement to pay VAT for importing this equipment to Russia, provided that such equipment is included into the list of equipment that has no Russia-manufactured equivalents. This list was originally adopted by Decree No. 372 of 30 April 2009.

Customs duties for 32-nanometer microprocessors may be completely removed

The Consulting Trade Committee of the EuroAsian Economic Commission approved the proposal made by Russia to set import customs duties as 0% for microprocessors manufactured by a technology of no more than 32 nanometers. This measure aims to increase competitiveness of computer and telecommunication equipment manufactured in the Customs Union and to increase the volume of the equipment manufactured in the CU.

Import of goods from outside of the Customs Union should not be suspended for formal reasons only

From 24 to 26 October 2012 the Department of Sanitary, Phytosanitary and Veterinary Measures of the Euro-Asian Economic Commission (EAEC) considered, at its working group meeting, the issues regarding the agreement on two-party veterinary certificates of the European Union and of the Customs Union. The meeting adopted an amendment to the Common Veterinary Requirements pertaining to products subject to the veterinary control (supervision).