For foreign senders

List of goods prohibited for import to the customs territory of the Russian Federation or export from this territorу

The following items are prohibited for international mailing of all kinds and categories:

  • indecent or immoral items;
  • infringing and piracy items;
  • items that by their nature or packaging may be hazardous for the postal personnel or ordinary population, may soil or damage other mail units, postal equipment or property of the third party;
  • documents of current and personal correspondence and any correspondence exchanged by the persons not being the sender and recipient or a person residing therewith;
  • money of the Russian Federation and foreign currency;
  • any weapons, their parts, ammunition thereto and their parts similar in design with the civil and service weapons;
  • explosive, inflammatory substances, blasting devices and firing agents;
  • live animals, except bees, leeches, silkworms that require a veterinary certificate;
  • conventionally pathogenic and pathogenic organisms;
  • quickly perishable goods;
  • alcohol products and ethyl alcohol, beer;
  • any kinds of tobacco products and smoking mixes;
  • precious stones in any form and condition and natural diamonds, except jewelry;
  • narcotics, psychotropic substances and their precursors;
  • ozone-breaking substances;
  • hazardous wastes;
  • poisonous substances other than precursors of narcotics and psychotropic substances;
  • protective means for plants to which Appendices A and B of Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants of May 22, 2001 are applicable;
  • equipment for fishing/catching the aqueous biological resources;
  • ready mesh fishing nets of synthetic or other polyamide monothreads with the thread diameter less than 0.5 mm and the mesh size less than 100 mm (the mesh bar less than 50 mm);
  • electric fishing systems and devices consisting of electric generators of signals with connected wires and storage batteries used for fishing/catching the aqueous biological resources;
  • printed and audio-visual materials:
  • calling to extreme and terrorist activities or public justification of terrorism;
  • pornographic materials;
  • materials on elections and referendums made or disseminated in violation of the requirements of the legislations in the Customs Union countries of the Eurasia Economic Community;
  • materials advocating the nazi attributes or symbols or attributes or symbols similar to the nazi attributes or symbols to their confusion;
  • materials containing other information that may cause damage to political or economic interests of the Russian Federation, its state security, health and morals of its population.

In addition, the following mail units for personal use (sent to the address of private persons or sent to private persons for the needs not connected with business activities) are also prohibited for mailing:

  • specialty technical devices designed for information eavesdropping;
  • human organs and/or tissues, blood and its components;
  • radioactive substances;
  • cultural values;
  • plants in any form and conditions, plant seeds;
  • wastes and scrap of ferrous and nonferrous metals;
  • non-worked precious metals, scrap and wastes of precious metals, ores and concentrates of precious metals and raw materials containing precious metals;
  • mineral raw materials (natural non-worked stones);
  • information about the Earth’s interior.

The items referred to the category of conventionally permitted for international mailing for personal use and requiring a respective authorization from state control bodies:

  • cryptographic devices and equipment with the cryptographic function;
  • radioelectronic devices and/or high-frequency civil devices, including built-in or being a part of other goods restricted for import to the customs territory of the Customs Union;
  • bees, leeches, silkworms that require a veterinary certificate for their sending.

This list of goods prohibited and conventionally permitted for mailing with their codes based on the single commodity nomenclature of the foreign economic activities is placed on the official site of the Commission of the Customs Union of the Eurasian Economic Community –