IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Mar 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Technical barrier to trade

From 1 March 2010 the importers of alcohol production will be able to receive general import licenses. This general license will reduce the amount of documents which are necessary to get a permission for alcohol import. Before the introduction of this state measure, importers had to receive a permission for each separate contract. From 1 March importers would be issued licenses for total volumes of alcohol products they plan to import and they also will have the right to chose the country of import.
 
It is important to emphasize that Russia's market of alcohol production is well protected.
 
According to Rosstat, vodka and liquor products manufacturing in Russia during 2008 has reduced by 7.3%, down to 112.7 million decaliters. Production of grape wineswas almost at the same level and reduced only by 0.2%. During 2008 fruit wines were produced by 7.3% more. Champagne and sparkling wines have lost 6.9% of their volume produced in 2008. Only cognacs find themselves better as before: annual growth was equal to 27.7%.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2208 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
220820 Spirits obtained by distilling grape wine or grape marc
220830 Whiskies
220840 Rum and other spirits obtained by distilling fermented sugarcane products
220850 Gin and Geneva
220860 Vodka
220870 Liqueurs and cordials
220890 Other
242 Wines
2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
220410 Sparkling wine
220421 In containers holding 2 l or less
220429 Other
220430 Other grape must
2205 Vermouth and other wine of fresh grapes flavoured with plants or aromatic substances.
220510 In containers holding 2 l or less
2206 Other fermented beverages (for example, cider, perry, mead); mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages and nonalcoholic beverages, not elsewhere specified or included.
220600 Other fermented beverages (for example, cider, perry, mead); mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages and nonalcoholic beverages, not elsewhere specified or included.
243 Malt liquors & malt
2203 Beer made from malt.
220300 Beer made from malt.

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