Russia Lifts Ban on Parallel Imports
By sweN TR
Russia will allow parallel imports – the purchase of branded products from another country without the permission of the intellectual property owner, PM Mikhail Mishustin has announced.
The measure will “guarantee the shipment of goods to our country … in spite of the unfriendly actions of foreign politicians,” Mishustin said during a televised government meeting, adding that the list of accepted parallel imports will be drawn up in the coming days.
The imported goods will be subject to all existing customs and control procedures to exclude counterfeit products, Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service said.