Cosmetics and perfumery
Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) has sent to the Vice-Premier a list of products for which they propose to allow the parallel import – without brand owners’ permission. The list is said to include cosmetics, perfumery, soft drinks and hygienic products, such as nappies. Also, the list may include pharmaceuticals, vehicle spare parts and medical products.
As of 1 June 2015, the manufacturers of cosmetic products with the alcohol content exceeding 0,5% will require a licence for this activity (previously, a licence was only compulsory for the manufacturer of cosmetic products with the alcohol content exceeding 1,5% .
16 February 2015 is the commencement date for the public discussion of draft amendments to the list of standards the voluntary use of which ensures compliance with the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union on the Safety of Perfumery and Cosmetic Products (TR TS (TC) 009/2011).
Interstate standard GOST 32117-2013 “Perfumery and cosmetics. Information for consumers. General requirements” is in force since 1 January 2014.
As the European Union has introduced a new sanctions "package", Russia may, in response, introduce an additional import ban on clothes, wine, vehicles, luxury goods, fridges and petrochemicals from EU or the US. There is no final list and no draft regulation imposing this ban but, as the state officials say, certain response measures are sure to be introduced.
Which products are subject to the state registration?
Decision No. 145 of the Eurasian Economic Commission Collegiate of 25 August 2014 amends the List of Cosmetic Products for which a customs declaration must be submitted together with a conformity assessment document (i.e.