Customs Regulations Tighten in Russia

Customs regulations tighten in russia

New customs process changes in Russia have temporarily prompted some express shipping companies to cease delivering packages to individual customers in the country until new compliance measures can be adopted. The move by Russia requires shipments to be processed individually, eliminating the consolidated manifest clearance process previously employed. All shipments intended for personal use are affected.

The new requirement expands the list of documents needed to ship items to individual customers including a detailed description of items in the shipment and purpose of use, scanned copies of recipient passports, and more.

For carriers still delivering items to Russia, the additional requirements are causing extended delays in shipments getting into the hands of recipients, forcing carriers to warn customers about their inability to meet scheduled delivery dates. Carriers are currently working to adapt their operations to fulfill the new shipping requirements.

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