Country of origin requirements (COOL)  (Russia)

According to the Agreement on the Rules for Determining the Country of Origin of Goods in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) concluded in Yalta November 20, 2009 country of origin of goods means the country in which the goods have been fully produced or sufficiently processed. The criterion of fully produced or sufficiently pro-cessed can be expressed by the fulfilment of a number of conditions, the main of which is a change in the commodi-ty item according to the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities (TN VED) at least at the level of one of the first four digits, which occurred as a result of producing/processing. According to the Customs Code of the EAEU (current members of the EAEU are Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Russian Federation), it is necessary to confirm the origin of goods by a declaration of origin or a certificate of origin. A declaration of origin of goods contains information on the origin of goods declared by the manufacturer, seller or shipper of the country of origin of goods or the country of export of goods. A certificate of origin of goods is issued by an authorized state body or an authorized organization of the country of origin of goods or the country of export of goods. A certificate of origin of goods exporting from the EAEU is issued under the terms of a contract, the rules of the coun-try of importation of goods or the rules for determining the origin of exported goods. The document confirming that the country of origin of goods is the CIS countries, including the Russian Federation, is a certificate issued by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of 30 May 2024. We recommend you contact a specialised food lawyer for legal advice for your particular circumstances to support commercial decisions which could impact your product or business.

Maxim Alekseyev

Maxim Alekseyev