Remember about different crucial formalities when choosing export to Russian market
Tons of companies start thinking about entering Russian market. Definitely, it is most probably a very good decision as Russian market is 1 of the faster growing markets in the whole world.
As many Russian citizens start to be richer and the middle class appears, they start to look for different products and services, which they were not able to afford a few years before.
Because of that, tons of new companies are able to find new sales markets and loyal clients. Nonetheless, even though this market offers many possibilities, this market also requires many Formalities and various papers. Foreign business needs to follow certain rules, that may be quite strict. As Russia does not belong to the European Union, it has its own official papers as well as certifications which potential exporter need to gain. The main one is widely known as Russian gost. Read whole articel: .
The word “gost” stands for “norm” in Russian. Once this one is clear, it becomes quite obvious what are the purpose of this document, which is also known as gost r. It is necessary to obtain this certificate by any foreign business which wants to export its products and services to Russia. Nonetheless, this might be a little confusing, as Russian gost is required just for some type of products, as e.g. materials in contact with food, various industrial equipment for food or mechanical goods. Additionally, gost r can be issued for a few years (frequently one or 3) or for just 1 time shipment. See more here: .
Because those formalities are not easy to understand for a company that just starts the ”journey” with Russian market, it might be beneficial to use services of external company that specialises in this field.