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In brief

This features frequently asked questions on importation and local use of encryption-based products in Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union.


  1. Russian encryption regulations — what is controlled?
  2. What types of import/export permission documents are required?
  3. When an import/export encryption license is required?
  4. What is the procedure for obtaining an import/export encryption license?
  5. Practical peculiarities of the import/export licensing procedure.
  6. When can an import/export permit be applied and what is the procedure?
  7. What is the notification procedure?
  8. Specifics of importation of encryption-based products by individuals.
  9. What are the local encryption licensing requirements?

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Alexander Bychkov is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Moscow office. Alexander Bychkov is the co-head of the Firm’s CIS Tax Practice Group and the head of the CIS International Trade and Customs group, which includes professionals working in the Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv and Almaty offices. In addition, he is a member of the Firm’s Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare group. Since 2006 Mr. Bychkov has been consistently recognized as one of the leading professionals in the tax field within Russia and across the CIS. His practice is recognized by Chambers and International Tax Review.


Vladimir Efremov is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Moscow office. His practice focuses on cross-border tax planning and tax-efficient structuring of capital transactions in and outside of Russia. Mr. Efremov specialises in international trade issues, WTO, domestic and cross-border, direct and indirect taxation, FCPA and compliance audits. He also specialises in the areas of customs and currency regulations.


Andrey Gavrilov is an Associate in Baker McKenzie's Moscow office.