13 May 2022 13:01

Russia eases restrictions on exporting foreign goods, equipment

MOSCOW. May 13 (Interfax) - The Russian government has pared down the list of foreign goods and equipment that are prohibited from being re-exported from the country until the end of 2022.

The relevant changes have been made to the March 9, 2022 resolutions Nos. 311, 312 and 313, which imposed the temporary ban and a permit process for exporting certain types of goods, including to "unfriendly" countries.

The Industry and Trade Ministry said the government has excluded from the list household electronics and consumer goods, certain radio electronic goods, a wide range of watercraft, certain tools and construction and road equipment, a wide range of plastic and rubber products, glass containers, and automotive and railway engineering products.

The decision was made "taking into account an analysis of the state of these product markets, as well as consultations conducted with business representatives," the ministry said in a press release.

The changes also stipulate that restrictions on re-exports will not apply to goods originating from the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics on the condition that they are accompanied by certificates of origin issued by the local authorities, "which will make it possible to intensify bilateral cooperation with the republics' industrial enterprises," the ministry said.

Restrictions on exports will also not apply to goods exported based on Industry and Trade Ministry lists under intergovernmental agreements on production, scientific and technical cooperation between defense industry companies, or under permits from Russia's export control commission, the ministry said.