IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

Yes

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 15 Jul 2009 | Removal date: 01 Oct 2009
Still in force

Sanitary and phytosanitary measure

Starting 15 July 2009, the Russian SPS authorities extended the list of the goods that are mandatory for quarantine and phytosanitary control (SPS measures) to include used light vehicles, tractors and buses. The measure increased the import price of used cars, to the possible advantage of the Russian carmaker AvtoVaz.

The government claimed that the decision came after the Russian customs identified more than 4,000 vehicles in 2007-2008 containing soils, as well as dead and live insects posing SPS risks upon import.

Russian media reported that automobile importers brought the case to the attention of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, which concluded the SPS authorities actions contradict Russian competition law. The Federal Veterinary and Sanitary Control complied with the FAS decision and cancelled the requirement starting 1 October 2009.  

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870190 Other
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870120 Road tractors for semitrailers
8702 Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver.
870210 With compressionignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semidiesel)
870290 Other
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870331 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,500 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870421 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870422 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes but not exceeding 20 tonnes
870423 g.v.w. exceeding 20 tonnes
870431 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
8705 Special purpose motor vehicles, other than those principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (for example, breakdown lorries, crane lorries, fire fighting vehicles, concrete mixer lorries, road sweeper lorries, spraying lorries, mobile wor
870510 Crane lorries
870520 Mobile drilling derricks
870530 Fire fighting vehicles
870540 Concretemixer lorries
870590 Other
492 Motor vehicle bodies; trailers & parts thereof
8716 Trailers and semitrailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof.
871639 Other

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