Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1775 of October 6, 2022 amended Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 311.
The key changes concerned the procedure for issuing permits for the export of goods outside the Russian Federation, which will simplify and speed up the procedure for companies to obtain such permits.
In accordance with the new procedure, permits will be issued by the decision of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, the First Deputy or Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation (in accordance with the distribution) on the basis of proposals of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia (as part of paragraph 11 of Resolution No. 311) and on the basis of proposals of departments agreed with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and the Federal Customs Service of Russia, and also by other departments, if necessary (in part of paragraph 21 of Resolution No. 311).
Otherwise, the package of information that the company needs to provide in order to obtain a permit remains unchanged: this is the justification for the need to export products with the attachment of supporting documents; data on who will act as a shipper with an indication of TIN and CHECKPOINT, legal address; destination country; list of exported goods with the indication of the HS code of the EAEU on 10 signs and specific identification criteria of exported products, as well as the approximate time of export.
Important innovations also include the fact that companies will be able to close customs procedures for products exported outside Russia before the entry into force of Resolution No. 311 without obtaining a separate permit, if such products cannot be returned to Russia for objective reasons (for example, due to the sanctions imposed).
Separate exemptions were also provided for goods exported to support activities in the Antarctic and the Arctic.
The changes also affected the lists of goods subject to export restrictions – certain items, in particular, mobile phones, were excluded.