Importing Freight from Russia
Lack of infrastructure investment following the collapse of the Soviet Union has seen Russia’s logistics infrastructure fall behind other countries, and is now languishing at 99th on the World Bank’s logistics performance index, albeit higher than any other CIS country. The indicator where it performed poorest was the efficiency of its customs clearance process, in part because it does not have general free trade agreements with all of its neighbors.
Despite being the 12th largest economy in the world, no Russian port rates in the top 50 busiest container ports, nor in the top 30 busiest cargo traffic airports. Rapid economic growth last decade saw Russia included as one of the BRICS, an association of five major emerging national economies.
For more information on importing from Russia, refer to a real time, international freight index for prices and trends from the world’s largest freight rate database.
Top Russian Export Commodities
|Crude Petroleum||$155 billion|
|Refined Petroleum||$88.3 billion|
|Petroleum Gas||$35.9 billion|
|Coal Briquettes||$12.7 billion|
|Raw Aluminium||$7.64 billion|
Russian Import Trends
Ocean Exports from the US to Russia
Ocean Exports from China to Russia
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List of Import/Export Ports in Russia
|Port||UN Port Code|
|Port of St. Petersburg||RU LED|
|Port of Arkhangelsk||RU ARH|
|Port of Kaliningrad||RU KGD|
|Port of Nakhodka||RU NJK|
|Port of Novorossisysk||RU NOI|
|Port of Taganrog||RU TAG|
|Port of Ust-Luga||RU ULU|
|Port of Vladivostok||RU VVO|
|Port of Vostochny||RU VYP|
Import Taxes From Russia
- Russian customs VAT is generally 18% for nearly all works, goods, and services
- Limited categories of goods (pharmaceutical products, children’s products, various food products) are all subject to a 10% VAT
- For more information on Russian customs and tax laws see here.
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