Russia may remove the ban on the parallel imports of car components

Russia may remove the ban on the parallel imports of car components

RBK – As stated by the official newspaper of Russian state: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Federal Competition Authority (FAS) has the intention to permit the parallel imports of car components. However, on condition that all components are manufactured under the licences of the rights-holders.

Russian car owners often have to wait for the arrival of the relevant components during vehicle repairs. At times, the situation prolongs for months. The consumers, who don’t care about vehicle warranty procedures, choose to go for considerably cheaper equivalent products, rather than the original components. However, such services are not rendered officially.

This is due to the fact that the entry of such components to the country has been banned by the Russian government, without the permission of the rights-holders. Such components are labelled as imitations, at the moment of entry to the country. This procedure limits the competition amongst the licenced components dealers, raising the prices of branded products.