Tax: up to 20%

Duties: Up to 12%

Restricted items: Apple, HP, HPE, Cisco

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays

Lead times: 5-7 weeks 

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier

Prominent Languages: Russian

The Complexities of Importing into Russia

Despite the adverse effect Covid-19 has had on the ICT market, the IT sector in Russia remains one of the world’s largest. While the Russian government is making efforts to expand this sector, they still maintain significant control over the information available on the internet. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that Russia is an extremely difficult import destination with several compliance requirements.  

Russia also has restrictions on top brands like Cisco, Apple, HPE, and HP. Furthermore, Russia has strict limitations on the movement of money, and the shipper is commonly required to own the goods. Westerners tend to have the added strain of a language barrier when working with Russia as a tiny portion only speaks English of the population.   

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Russia

TecEx specializes in particularly challenging lanes, Russia being one of those. We have spent years researching and testing best practices when importing here and have developed both direct and indirect lanes. This allows us to handle even restricted imports effectively. Our team of experts will also navigate language barriers and provide professional advice on forex best practice, saving you frustration and miscommunication.

Click here to learn more about what to expect when shipping into Europe. 

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