ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Aug 2012
On 16 August 2012, the EEC published list of goods subject to non-automatic import licensing. Steel pipes were among the goods included.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Notification of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization Committee on Import Licensing. Document G/LIC/N/1/RUS/2 dated 6 May 2014, https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S008.aspx?NotifyingCountryList=&ShortNameMatchList=&CrnSubjectList=&IssuingDateFrom=&IssuingDateTo=&FullTextHash=371857150&IsFullTextFull=False&SymbolList=%22G%2fLIC%2fN%2f1%2fRUS%2f2%22+OR+%22G%2fLIC%2fN%2f1%2fRUS%2f2%2f*%22&HasAttachement=&MeasureList=&AffectedCountryList=&ReceptionDateListFrom=&ReceptionDateListTo=&HSClassificationList=&ServicesClassificationList=&EnvironmentClassificationList=&ICSClassificationList=&ICSClassificationDescList:EnvironmentClassificationDescList:ServicesClassificationDescList:HSClassificationDescList=&Language=ENGLISH&AttachmentSelection=BOTH&SearchPage=FE_S_S003&ActiveTabIndex=1&languageUIChanged=true#
New edition of the List that discontinued import licensing of stainless steel: Collegium of the Eurasian Economic Commission. Decision N30 dated 21.04.2015 On Non-Tariff Regulation Measures, https://www.alta.ru/tamdoc/15kr0030/#pril23
On 16 August 2012, the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission approved Decision No.134 approved the Common List of Goods that are subject to
import/export prohibitions and restrictions, including non-automatic licensing.
Alongside typical goods included in virtually all other countries as part of international conventions, consumer protection and security measures (environmentally dangerous goods, protected animals and plants, narcotics, arms, medicines, special-purpose communication and encryption equipment), the EEC lists pipes of stainless steel (Annex 2.22 to the List).
The Decision entered into force on 23 September 2013.
The new edition of the List, adopted with Decision N30 on 21 April 2015 "On Measure of Non-Tariff Regulation" did not contain references to the stainless steel pipes. The new List entered into force on 22 May 2015.