ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Sep 2018

In September 2018, the government of the Russian Federation announced a measure facilitating localization in public procurement of sports weapons and ammunition.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Government of the Russian Federation. 2018. Об ограничениях допуска оружия спортивного огнестрельного с нарезным стволом, патронов и боеприпасов прочих и их деталей, происходящих из иностранных государств, для целей осуществления закупок для обеспечения государственных и муниципальных нужд (On restrictions on the admission of sports firearms with rifled barrels, ammunition and and their parts originating from foreign states for the purpose of procurement for state and municipal needs)dated 20.09.2018 № 1119. http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001201809240002?index=0&rangeSize=1

2020 Update (invalidating of Resolution 1119 and inclusion of the goods under question into a new, consolidated list, with no effect on the restrictions): Resolution N617 dated 30 April 2020, Об ограничениях допуска отдельных видов промышленных товаров, происходящих из иностранных государств, для целей осуществления закупок для обеспечения государственных и муниципальных нужд (On Restrictions of Certain Foreign-Manufactured Items to Public Procurement for State and Municipal Needs), http://government.ru/docs/39621/

Inception date: 24 Sep 2018 | Removal date: open ended

Public procurement localisation

On 20 September 2018, the Russian Government added sports weapons, ammunition and spare parts to the list of goods to be procured preferably from domestic producers. Procurement officials at national and subnational levels are now authorized to ignore supply offers of foreign-manufactured sports weapons, ammunition and spare parts when at least two offers listed goods manufactured in the Eurasian Economic Union. The Decree refers to the Article 14(3) of the Russian procurement law that authorizes public procurement localization and was previously used to restrict public procurement of medical items and devices, pharmaceuticals, electronics, food items, clothing and machinery.

On 30 April 2020, the Russian government passed Resolution N617 that transferred the goods under question into a consolidated list of goods subject to conditional restrictions. Thus, although the September 2013 Resolution was invalidated, it was replaced by the April 2020 one, with the goods remaining subject to the conditional restriction. 

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