Electrical and electronic equipment

Russia may impose an import ban on additional products

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.

Russia abolished all import customs duties for mobile phones and tablets

As from 1 September 2013 Russia has abolished the 5% import customs duty which was imposed on mobile phones, modems and tablets.  This measure has been introduced in connection with Russia recently joining the WTO. WTO membership requires Russia to abolish or decrease its import customs duties for hundreds of products.