February 5, 2023

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News in English from Greece

Since Monday, many goods from Russia have been banned from entering the EU.

On Monday, January 9, the transitional period of sanctions that were imposed by the European Union on a number of consumer goods from the Russian Federation ends – their import will be prohibited.

Piret Tinkus, Head of the Service for Prohibitions and Restrictions of the Customs Division of the Tax and Customs Board, quotes BB.LV:

“From January 9, the transition period will also end for those sanctioned goods, the supply contracts for which were concluded before October 7. From Monday, the import of a number of consumer goods from Russia, including cosmetics, detergents and cleaning products, clothes, shoes, and others, by both individuals and legal entities, will be prohibited.

All passengers are asked to carefully review the list of prohibited items as they will be confiscated. In the list of unacceptable for import:

  • cigars, cigarillos, cigarettes;
  • iron and steel products;
  • cosmetics and hair care products (eg shampoos);
  • oral care products (eg, toothpaste, dental floss);
  • shaving products, including pre-shave and post-shave products;
  • detergents and cleaning products (for example, soap);
  • various plastic products: packaging materials, pipes, hoses, building materials;
  • various paper products: paper, cardboard, packaging material;
  • clothes for women and girls;
  • shoes;
  • building stones;
  • instruments;
  • various motors and pumps;
  • refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers;
  • various electrical equipment and parts;
  • cars and tractors;
  • photographic equipment.

The list is not complete, for more information on sanctions, see decision of the Council of Europe 2022/1904.

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