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The Russia Sanctions Regulations

From 10 April 2023, the duty-free limit for bringing goods into Russia (as well as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan) of 990€ per parcel returned!

According to the 10th sanctions package, second-hand, vintage and personal items are not allowed out of Europe. Therefore, choose different categories and also fill in the description of the goods in detail (e.g. not just clothes, but men's trousers).


From 1 October 2023, the duty-free limit for importing goods into Russia (as well as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) will return to 200€. This means that parcels with a value above 200€ that reach the customs in Russia and other countries on 1 October and beyond will have to pay duty. 

In our experience, this limit has been extended several times already and we expect it to be extended this time as well, but at the moment there is no news about the extension of the 990€ limit. 

Limits by category Type of goods Example
Goods which may not exceed the value of 300 EUR per item 
  • Women's, children's and men's clothing and footwear
  • Accessories (bags, purses, jewellery, watches, scarves etc.)
  • Cosmetics and vitamins
  • Groceries
  • Small accessories for home and garden
  • Musical instruments (drums of any kind, guitars of any kind, pianos of any kind)
  • Quartz or mechanical wristwatches

A 400 EUR bag will be confiscated by customs because the limit of 300 EUR per item has been violated. 

You CAN send a bag worth EUR 100, a skirt EUR 80, a scarf EUR 20 in one parcel (limited to EUR 200 for total goods). The main thing is that the item should not cost more than 300 EUR, more expensive items will be confiscated by the EU Customs.

Goods not exceeding 750 EUR
  • Small appliances (hair dryers, kettles, hoovers, any appliance accessories, etc.) 
The appliances are strictly checked at customs.
All parcels are scanned. Customs has the right to ask for receipts for the goods. 
Goods without a value limit
  • Prams
  • Bicycles
When sending bulky items, consider the maximum dimensions for transport.
Weight limit on foodstuffs

A parcel may not contain more than 5 kg of sanctioned products: Sanctioned products - anything that contains:

  • meat (sausages, ham, preserves etc.),
  • milk (cheeses, biscuits, milk chocolate, milk chocolate sweets etc.),
  • seafood (fish, tuna in preserves etc.) 

Oils - maximum 5l in one parcel.

All other products - no weight limit. 

A parcel weighing 3kg sausage, 1kg cheese, 1kg biscuit - CAN SEND 5kg.

In a parcel of 3kg of sausage, 1kg of cheese, 1kg packet of biscuits, 3 litres of butter, tinned vegetables - CAN SEND. a parcel weighs more than 5kg, but as butter and tinned vegetables are not sanctioned products, the weight limit may be exceeded.

A parcel contains 1 kg of chocolate, 3.5 kg of jamon, 1 kg of cheese - you CANNOT send 5.50 kg of sanctioned products - the customs will confiscate it.
Goods banned for shipment to Russia
  • Animal food
  • IPhone accessories (MagSafe, Thunderbolt, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, USB-C)
  • Headphones
  • Camera lenses and lenses
  • Smartphones & phones
  • Video and audio recorders
  • Game consoles
  • Auto & Motorcycle Parts
  • Weapons, any parts for guns (even buttstocks etc.)
  • Drones, etc.
  • Radio-controlled and motor toys (cars, trains, planes, helicopters, etc.) 
  • Electronics components (transistors, resistors, boards, chips, machine parts)
  • PC components (not only processors, but also RAM, hard disks, graphics cards, keyboards, mice, monitors, housings, etc.)
  • Echo sounders, fish finder, transducer, cartplotter devices 
  • GPS navigators
  • Laptops, tablets, assembled computers
  • Soldering irons
  • Oils (automobile and motorbike) and similar products from recycled oil
  • Generators (gasoline and diesel)
  • Binoculars, telescopes
These goods are completely banned from shipping to Russia under sanctions restrictions.


We do not disassemble and reassemble. The Shopogolic staff do not disassemble bicycles, servers, computers, appliances or other solid goods of any size.



If the limits are not complied with, Customs has the right to confiscate the parcel without notice and without refund (confiscating the parcel is not an insurance case).