New Russian Customs Regulations

July 13, 2010

On July 7, 2010, a new law came into effect changing the items eligible for temporary importation. Below is the revised list of items still eligible for temporary importation:

Jewelry Typewriters
Hygienic items Binoculars
Photo cameras Mobile phones
Video cameras and accesories Laptops, notebooks, and accesories
Portable VCR Portable musical instruments
Slide projectors Baby carriages
DVD players Child seats (for cars)
Phonograph players Sporting goods
CD's, DVD's Air balloons
Radios Pets
TV's (no larger than 42 cm diagonally)  











All other items are subject to duty, including furniture, linen, decorative items, kitchenware, books, clothes, shoes, and all other normal household goods and personal effects. 

Currently, duty is being assessed at EUR 4.00/gross kg. For example, 

4,000 1,814 7,257.68 9,144.68
6,000 2,722 10,886.53 13,717.02
8,000 3,629 14,515.37 18,289.36
10,000 4,536 18,144.21 22,861.70
12,000 5,443 21,773.05 27,434.05







Duties are paid on the day of import customs clearance to the bank account of customs authorities and will not be reimbursed.

We will keep you informed as more information becomes available.