Remember about various important formalities when choosing export to Russian market

Many businesses consider exporting to Russian market. Definitely, it is most probably a very good decision as this market is 1 of the faster growing markets globally.
While many Russian citizens start to be richer and the middle class appears, they start to search for different products and services, that they were not able to afford a few years before.

Thanks to this, many new businesses could find new sales markets and loyal customers. Nevertheless, even though Russian market offers numerous possibilities, this market also requires lots of Formalities and different papers. Foreign enterprise needs to follow specific rules, that may be quite strict. As Russia is not part the European Union, this country has its own official papers and certifications which potential exporter need to gain. The main certificate is calLED Russian gost. See whole articel: .
gost r


The word “gost” means “norm” in Russian. Once you understand it, it becomes quite obvious what are the function of this document, which is also called gost r. It is necessary to obtain this certificate by any foreign company which wants to export its products and services to Russia. However, this may be a little confusing, as Russian gost is required only for some kind of products, as for example materials in contact with human beings, different industrial equipment for food or mechanical goods. Additionally, gost r can be issued for several years (frequently one or 3) or for only one time shipment. See more here:

Because those formalities are difficult to understand for a company which just starts its ”journey” with Russian market, it might be beneficial to use services of external firm that specialises in this area.