Updated: Russia bans food from West

Russia placed an immediate ban on a wide range of food imports from EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway on 7 August, including fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy products and said that it was in talks with Belarus and Kazakhstan to prevent western foodstuffs reaching Russia from there. Russia's move appeared to be in response to an EU ban on Aeroflot's budget airline subsidiary as part of EU ... [+]

Another stay of execution for Russian TIR

Russia's Federal Customs Service (FCS RF) told the Russian guaranteeing association, ASMAP on 30 mJune that it would extend the TOR agreement until 30 November. The agreement had been set to expire on 1 July. However, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) said however that, due to the very late announcement ... [+]

Russia moves to solve TIR crisis

Russia's first deputy prime minister chaired a meeting between the Ministry of Transport, the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (FCS RF) and other authorities, with the aim of finding a solution to the TIR crisis, the IRU reported on 24 June. According to information available, “positive decisions” have apparently ... [+]

Business leaders call for TIR reinstatement

The four largest Russian business associations have written to President Vladimir Putin calling for the TIR system to be reinstated across the whole country. Leaders of the Russian Chamber of Commerce, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Business Russia, and OPORA Russia (Union of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of Russia) ... [+]

Has Russia TIR ban reached Finland border?

Russia's Federal Customs Service has extended its progressive ban on TIR documents to the Finnish-Russian border, a major conduit for trade between the EU and Russia, the International Road Transport Union reported on 18 March. It said that, according to information it had received, TIR Carnets will no longer be accepted ... [+]

FedEx restarts to Russia

FedEx has restarted its service for private shippers to Russia for registered customers, following an agreement with the Russian Customs authority to implement a simplified, electronic clearance for e-commerce shipments. FedEx said on 25 January that it had temporarily suspended private shipments to Russia because the customs authorities there say goods ... [+]

Customs force FedEx to suspend private shipments to Russia

FedEx says that it has temporarily suspended private shipments to Russia because the customs authorities there say goods will now only be cleared under the "Individual Passenger Customs Declaration Process" rather than established express clearance processes. It adds that the situation is not unique to FedEx and affects all express ... [+]

Russia wants single Eurasian transit system

Russian Customs says it plans to work with other Russian authorities, Belarus and Kazakhstan towards a single transit system in Euraasia, reports Finnish logistics specialist, Nurminen. The Russian customs service also plans to open negotiations with the International Road Transport Union (IRU) on updating the TIR Convention. On 29 November ... [+]

Russian TIR set to end on Sunday – updated

Finnish-Russian logistics specialist Nurminen is reminding shippers that the Russian TIR agreement is formally due to expire on Sunday 1 December. From that date goods may only be placed under the TIR transit procedure by taking a separate additional insurance. However, Russian customs has already progressively been withdrawing the TIR ... [+]

More Russian TIR restrictions

Russian Customs has extended its restrictions on TIR guarantees to the Central Customs region, reports the International Road Transport Union (IRU). Offices affected include Central Customs Region Bryansk, Belgorod, Vladimir, Voronezh, Ivanovo, Kaluga, Kursk, Lipetsk, Moscow, Moscow Regional, Smolensk, Tver, Tula, Central Operativnaya and Yaroslavl. Regions already affected are North Caucasus, ... [+]

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