The State Duma has legalized parallel imports

The State Duma has legalized parallel imports


 

RusAutoNews.- The State Duma passed a law legislating the possibility of importing goods into Russia without the consent of brand owners (so called parallel imports), as reported by Finmarket. The regulation only applies in 2022.

Earlier in its opinion, the Economic Policy Committee noted that the government has the right to determine the list of goods for parallel imports in 2022, recalling that on May 7, the relevant order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade came into force.

As reported previously, the Ministry of Industry and Trade approved an extensive list of goods that can be imported into the Russian Federation without the consent of copyright holders. The list includes perfumes, clothes and shoes, watches, furniture, paper, miscellaneous equipment, transportation, electronics, metals, fuel. The list included products of many brands, in particular: Apple and Samsung devices, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Renault, Tesla and Toyota cars.

The law comes into force on the day of its official publication.