Russian senators approve bill legalizing parallel import in 2022
MOSCOW. June 22 (Interfax) - The Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, has voted in favor of a bill that permits the import of goods to Russia without the permission of the intellectual property owner. Such goods have been legitimately sold abroad.
This norm is valid only in 2022.
Under the document, the use of intellectual activity results translated into commodities (groups of commodities) from the list approved by the government does not constitute a violation. The use of identifications which mark such goods does not constitute a violation, either.
As reported earlier, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry approved a vast list of goods that may be imported to Russia without the permission of the intellectual property owner. The list includes perfumes, clothes and footwear, watches, paper, various equipment, transport vehicles, electronics, metals, and fuel, as well as products of a wide range of brands, including Apple and Samsung gadgets and Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Renault, Tesla , and Toyota vehicles.
The legislation shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.