How to Track a Parcel Sent to Russia from Abroad

You may have to send parcels to Russia for private or business purposes. In either case your parcels may get lost or simply get stuck at a depot of the Russian postal service (the Russian Post).

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.

Importing and handling of alcohol containing cosmetic products in Russia

Since almost all perfumery and a significant part of cosmetics contain ethylene alcohol, these products are considered “alcohol-containing non-food products” in Russia. This means that export of perfumery and cosmetics to Russia is subject to a special set of requirements.

Russia agreed for the use of PET beer bottles in the Customs Union

Russia withdrew its proposal to prohibit the use of PET-packaging for beer beverages. The Federal Service of Alcohol Market Regulation has agreed to remove the prohibition to use PET bottles for beer from draft Technical Regulation on the Safety of Alcohol Products.