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SPS requirements for exporting to the Russian Federation

Please note that as of 7 August 2014, the Russian Federation has prohibited the import of a number of agricultural products from the EU.

About Russian SPS requirements

The Russian import SPS requirements are set by two federal agencies: Rosselkhoznadzor and Rospotrebnadzor.

Since 2010 Russia has engaged into harmonising its Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) norms with Kazakhstan and Belarus, in the framework of a Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Since 2015, the latter has been succeeded by the Eurasian Economic Union and enlarged with the addition of Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

Some bilateral SPS conditions negotiated by the Commission for certain products coexist with rules set by the Russian and Eurasian Economic Customs Union legal framework. These conditions also involve the EU Members States competent authorities in charge of the controls over the production of the concerned products.

This section includes unofficial translations and reference links to the Russian and Customs Eurasian Economic Union SPS requirements. The Commission does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information provided as regards third non-EU country SPS requirements.

Memorandums of Understanding (MoU)

A number of Memoranda of Understanding regarding SPS-related export arrangements of products to Russia have been concluded between the Commission, the EU Member States and the Russian authorities.

Requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union

Areas of requirements

Main Russian standards applicable to food chain

Find applicable standards, below:


Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) requirements