Documents to Russia

Please note the following changes to Russian Customs Regulation effective 1st June 2011 which may affect the delivery of your consignment.

The following threshold limits have been introduced for documents and printed matter shipments.

  • Shipments over 2kg cannot be declared as documents – these must now be declared as printed matter and a non doc surcharge will be applicable.
  • Document shipments of less than 2kgs and printed matter of less than 5kgs (gross) will not be subject to import duties/VAT
  • Shipments including printed matter over 5kgs and low value/ promotional goods i.e .CD`s DVD`s etc, will not be liable for duties and taxes providing there has been a pre-alert on the consignment as either DDP (delivered duty paid) or DAP (delivered at place formally DDU delivered duty unpaid)). Consignments arriving without a pre-alert will be classified as DAP and held at customs pending contact with the consignee to arrange payment at delivery destination.
  • Please note that DAP service not available to private importers or for deliveries out of area.

Please do not hesitate to contact the office should you require further clarification of these changes

Rgds – V.Caynes

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