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The EU is supplying the Russian Federation (RF) products subject to requirements in the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) sphere. Trade takes place according to rules ensuring the safety of exported products. Russia is the second export market for the EU agricultural products and the first one in value for export of animals and animal products such as meat and dairy products, as well as fruits and vegetables. The EU is an important export market for Russia agri-food products including cereals and fisheries.

Exporters to the RF will find here the relevant import requirements. These import requirements are set by 2 agencies in the Russian Federation - Rosselkhoznadzor and Rospotrebnadzor - depending on the aspects (public health, animal health, plant health).

Since 2010 Russia has engaged in harmonising its SPS norms with Kazakhstan and Belarus, in the framework of a Customs Union (CU). The harmonised rules set at the CU level prevail over the national norms. The CU texts also set mechanisms for the application in the Russian Federation of SPS international standards. These mechanisms enter into force from the date of the accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organisation (22 August 2012).

The Commission has engaged in negotiations of bilateral SPS conditions for certain products, which co-exist with requirements applied pursuant to the national and the CU legal framework. These conditions involve also the Member States competent authorities in charge of the controls over the production of the concerned products. An administrative framework was set up between the Commission, Member States and the Russian authorities through specific agreements called Memorandums of Understanding, which are presented in this webpage. At the request of Member States Competent Authorities and of stakeholders engaged in export controls and export activities, the Commission also provides through this webpage tools to accede the detailed SPS requirements applicable for export to the Russian market. Regular updates are made to this information, as far as the Commission is informed. Some insights are also given on the SPS regulations applicable in other members of the CU, such as Kazakhstan. Please take note that non-official documents are provided here for information. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the documents.

EU stakeholders are invited to submit any questions, comments or information they may have on SPS conditions for trade between the EU and the Russian Federation / Customs Union to the following addresses: SANCO-G7-RUSSIA@ec.europa.eu (DG SANCO) or DELEGATION-RUSSIA-HEALTH-AGRI@eeas.europa.eu (EU Delegation to the Russian Federation).

Customs Union sanitary requirements

Decision No 28 of 11 December 2009 of the Customs Union Commission

Customs Union agreement on sanitary measures RU EN and its annex RU EN pdf


Decision No 299 of 28 May 2010 of the Customs Union Commission, as amended by Decisions No 341 of 17 August 2010, No 383 of 20 September 2010, No 432 of 14 October 2010, No 456 of 18 November 2010

List of goods subject to sanitary and epidemiological requirements at the Customs Union border EN RU pdf

Regulation on sanitary and epidemiological surveillance at the Customs Union border EN RU pdf - Annexes EN

Common form of documents confirming the safety of products EN RU pdf

Customs Union common sanitary and epidemiological requirements

  • Chapter I: General requirements RU pdf
  • Chapter II, section 1: Safety requirements and nutritional value of food pdfEN RU
  • Chapter II, section 9: Requirements for drinking water packed in containers EN RU pdf
  • Chapter II, section 15: Requirements for pesticides EN RU pdf
  • Chapter II, section 16: Requirements for food contact material EN RU pdf
  • Chapter II, section 21: Requirements for mineral water EN RU pdf
  • Chapter II, section 22: Requirements for food additives and flavourings EN RU pdf
  • Chapter II, section 23: Requirements for processing aids EN RU pdf
  • Chapter III: Procedure for amending the Customs Union common sanitary and epidemiological requirements RU pdf

Customs Union veterinary requirements

Customs Union Agreement on veterinary and sanitary measures EN RU pdf

Decision No 317 of 18 June 2010 of the Customs Union Commission, as amended by Decision No 342 of 17 August 2010, No 455 of 18 November 2010, No 569 and No 570 of 2 March 2011, No 623 of 7 April 2011, No 724 of 22 June 2011 and No 726 of 15 July 2011

List of dangerous and quarantine animal diseases EN RU pdf

List of goods subject to veterinary control EN RU
CU Commission Decision No 810 of 23 September 2011 exempting certain goods from veterinary controls when exported to the Russian Federation (in force), as amended by EEC Council Decision No 33 of 16 May 2013 exempting the same goods from veterinary controls when exported to Kazakhstan (will enter into force on the date of Kazakhstan's accession to the WTO) EN RU RU
CU Decision No 831 of the Customs Union Commission of 18 October 2011 exempting 6 lines from the CU common list of goods subject to veterinary controls" EN RU
List of regulation measures applicable to the goods, which are imported into the Customs Union and are subject to veterinary control, adopted by EECC Decision No 294 of 10 December 2013 amending the CU Common veterinary requirements approved by CCU Decision No 317 of 18 June 2010 and repealing Annex 4 to CCU Decision No 830 of 18 October 2011.EN RU pdf

Customs Union common veterinary requirements ENRU pdf

Regulation on veterinary checks at CU border and within the CU territory EN RU pdf

Regulation on joint on-site inspections and sampling of goods EN RU pdf
This Regulation has been replaced by: Regulation on joint inspections of objects and sampling of goods subject to veterinary control, adopted by CU Decision No 834 of 18 October 2011" EN RU (provisions concerning audit in force since the date of Russia's accession to the WTO)

Common form of veterinary certificate for trade within the Customs Union EN RU pdf

Decision No 607 of 7 April 2011 of the Customs Union Commission: CU common forms of veterinary certificates for import into the CU territory

list available by clicking the iconsRU(web) ENpdf

Warning: In accordance with CU Commission Decision No 726 of 15 July 2011 (see below), the existing bilaterally agreed EU-Russian Federation and EU-Customs Union veterinary certificates remain valid and should be used by EU Member States rather than the CU common forms of veterinary certificates. Existing EU-Russian Federation and EU-Customs Union veterinary certificates are displayed on the website of the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) at this page

Decision No 624 of 7 April 2011 of the Customs Union Commission on the Register of establishments EN RU

Decision No 726 of 15 July 2011 of the Customs Union Commission on Veterinary Measures RU EN pdf


Customs Union phyto-sanitary requirements

Decision No 30 of 11 December 2009

Customs Union agreement on phytosanitary measures EN RU and its annex EN RU pdf


Decision No 318 of 18 June 2010 of the Customs Union Commission as amended by Decision No 454 of 18 November 2010

List of products subject to phyto-sanitary control EN RU pdf

Regulation on phyto-sanitary control at CU border EN RU pdf

Decision No 894 of Customs Union Commission amending phyto-sanitary control procedure at the CU border and its annex EN RU pdf

Regulation on phyto-sanitary control in the CU EN RU pdf

Summary of Decision No 318 of the Customs Union EN pdf

CU Technical regulations related to the food chain

Decision No. 67 of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission of 9 October 2013: On Safety of Milk and Dairy Products (enters into force on 1 May 2014) EN RU

Decision No 68 of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission of 9 October 2013: Technical Regulation on the Safety of Meat and Meat Products (enters into force on 1 May 2014) EN RU

RF Government Resolution No 132 of 10 March 2010 RU EN on application in the Russian Federation of certain provisions of Technical Regulation on Feed and Feed Additives of Kazakhstan prior to the adoption of CU TR on Feed

RF Government Resolution No 132 of 10 March 2010 RU on application in the Russian Federation of certain provisions of Technical Regulation on Fish and Fish Products of Kazakhstan prior to the adoption of CU TR on Fish

Decision No 874 of the Customs Union Commission: Technical Regulation on the safety of Grain (enters into force on 1/7/2013) EN RU

Decision No 769 of 16 August 2011 of the Customs Union Commission:"Technical Regulation on Packaging Safety" (in force from 1 July 2012) (EN version with links) RU

Decision No 880 of 9 December 2011 of the Customs Union Commission: Technical Regulation on Food Safety (enters into force on 1 July 2013, except for provisions concerning meat and meat products, milk and milk products, and fish and fishery products, as a result of EEC Collegium Decisions No 129 of 11 June 2013 and No 147 of 25 June 2013) EN RU

  • Annexes EN RU

Decision No 881 of 9 December 2011 RU of the Customs Union Commission: Technical Regulation on Food Labelling (enters into force on 1 July 2013) EN RU

Decision No 882 of 9 December 2011 of the Customs Union Commission: Technical Regulation on Fruits' and Vegetables' Juices (enters into force on 1 July 2013) RU

  • Annexes RU

Decision No 883 of 9 December 2011 of the Customs Union Commission: Technical Regulation on Oils and Fats (enters into force on 1 July 2013) RU

  • Annexes EN RU

Decision No 34 of the Eurasian Economic Commission: Technical Regulation on the safety of Specialised Food Products, including food for particular nutritional uses (enters into force on 1/7/2013) EN RU - Annex EN

Decision No 58 of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission: Technical Regulation on the Safety of Food Additives, Flavourings and Technological Aids (enters into force on 1 July 2013) EN RU - Annex EN RU


Certification of conformity and development of Technical regulations

Eurasian Economic Commission Decision No 48 of 20 June 2012 RU EN : Regulation on Development, Adoption, Amendment and Cancellation of Technical Regulations of the Customs Union

Agreement on single principles and rules of technical regulation in the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and in the Russian Federation of 18 November 2010 EN RU pdf

Decision No 27 of 11 December 2009: CU agreements in the field of technical regulation RU pdf

  • Agreement on circulation of products, subject to mandatory assessment (confirmation) of conformity RU pdf
  • Agreement on mutual recognition of labs RU pdf
  • Plan of actions RU pdf

Decision No 319 of 18 June 2010 of the Customs Union Commission, as amended by Decisions N 343 of 17.08.2010, N 383 of 20.09.2010, N 431 of 14.10.2010, N 491 of 08.12.2010

  • Regulation on the inclusion of the certification bodies and testing laboratories (centres) into the Common register RU pdf
  • Regulation on the Common Register of certificates of conformity and declarations of conformity RU pdf
  • Common forms of certificate and declaration of conformity RU pdf
  • Regulation on a procedure for imports into the territory of the CU of products subject to mandatory confirmation of conformity RU pdf
  • Regulation of the CU’s Coordination Committee on Technical regulation, and application of Sanitary, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Measures RU pdf
  • List of products, subject to mandatory confirmation of conformity RU pdf

Decision Nr 103 of the EEC Council of 23 November 2012 approving the Plan of Development of Technical Regulations of Customs Union for 2012-2013 EN RU pdf


Customs Union decisions on development and harmonisation of SPS legislation

  • Decision No 87 of the EurAsEC Interstate Council: Treaty on the functioning of the Customs Union in the framework of the multilateral trading system EN pdf RU
  • CU Decision 721 of CU Commission - Application of international standards, recommendations and guidance (in force since the date of Russia's WTO accession) 22 June 2011 EN RU pdf Published 03.08.11
  • Decision 625 of the CU Commission - Harmonisation of CU SPS legal texts with international standards (7 April 2011) EN RU pdf
  • Decision 801 of the CU Commission - Adopting implementing measures for Decision No 625 (23 September 2011) EN RU
    • This Decision has been replaced by Decision 212 of the Eurasian Economic Commission Collegium on Uniform Procedure of Examination of Regulatory Acts in Application of SPS Measures (6 November 2012) EN RU
  • Annex to Decision 625 - Public consultation on Customs Union SPS legal texts (7 April 2011) EN RU pdf
  • Annex 1.4 to Decision 342 of the CU Commission - Setting a plan of action for veterinary measures ( 17 August 2011) EN RU pdf
  • Annex 2 to Decision 424 of the CU Commission - Action plan for phytosanitary measures (18 November 2011) EN RU pdf
  • Decision Nr 103 of the EEC Council of 23 November 2012 approving the Plan of Development of Technical Regulations of Customs Union for 2012-2013 EN RU pdf
  • CU Commission Decision 835 on Equivalence and Risk Assessment as amended by of EECC Decision 17 of 11 February 2014 EN RUpdf

Links

FranceAgriMer on the Customs Union SPS requirements FR

Customs Union - Russia RU

Rospotrebnadzor on the Customs Union sanitary requirements RU

Rosselkhoznadzor on the Customs Union veterinary and phytosanitary requirements RU

Relevant documents

Rosselkhoznadzor presentations on the Customs Union EN pdf
Veterinary surveillance of meat products imported into Russia as per customs Customs unions Union requirements EN pdf
The main principles of laboratory control EN pdf

 
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