In August 2014, the government of the Russian Federation announced a change in the access to public tenders.



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The Russian Government (2014). ПОСТАНОВЛЕНИЕ ПРАВИТЕЛЬСТВА РФ ОТ 11 АВГУСТА 2014 Г. N 791 "ОБ УСТАНОВЛЕНИИ ЗАПРЕТА НА ДОПУСК ТОВАРОВ ЛЕГКОЙ ПРОМЫШЛЕННОСТИ, ПРОИСХОДЯЩИХ ИЗ ИНОСТРАННЫХ ГОСУДАРСТВ, В ЦЕЛЯХ ОСУЩЕСТВЛЕНИЯ ЗАКУПОК ДЛЯ ОБЕСПЕЧЕНИЯ ФЕДЕРАЛЬНЫХ НУЖД". (Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation of August 11, 2014 No. 791 "On the establishment of a ban on the admission and purchase for federal needs of light industry goods originating in foreign countries"). Available at

2020 Update (transfer of the "restricted" items into a consolidated list): Government Resolutions N616 and N617 dated 30 April 2020, Об установлении запрета на допуск промышленных товаров, происходящих из иностранных государств, для целей осуществления закупок для государственных и муниципальных нужд, а также промышленных товаров, происходящих из иностранных государств, работ (услуг), выполняемых (оказываемых) иностранными лицами, для целей осуществления закупок для нужд обороны страны и безопасности государства (On Prohibition of Access of Foreign Industrial Goods, Services and Works to State and Municipal Procurement...) and Об ограничениях допуска отдельных видов промышленных товаров, происходящих из иностранных государств, для целей осуществления закупок для обеспечения государственных и муниципальных нужд (On Restrictions Access of Certain Foreign Industrial Goods), and

Inception date: 01 Sep 2014 | Removal date: open ended

Public procurement access

With Order 791 of August 11, 2014, the Russian Government approved state support for Russian manufacturers of certain light industry goods. The support has been granted with regard to Russia's accession to the WTO and in order to improve the quality of materials and components being delivered for state needs.
Concretely, the resolution restricts the awarding of federal contracts for certain light industry goods (for example textiles, leather, and footwear) to countries other than the members of the Customs Union. In addition, only Russian-made materials or semi-finished products must be used in the manufacture of light industry goods, delivered for federal needs.
The adopted decisions, in addition to protecting the Russian producers, operating in the light industry, also supports the respective industries in the members of the Customs Union.
The regulation enters into force on 1 September 2014, except for certain provisions.

On 30 April 2020, the Government Resolution N616 invalidated Order 791, but transferred all the goods under question into a new, "consolidated" registry. Thus, the goods remained subject to procurement restrictions.