Shipping to Russian Federation: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in Russian Federation. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to Russian Federation and beyond.

Russian Federation

Russian Federation eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to Russian Federation

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Russian Federation Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful Russian Federation shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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When shipping to Russian Federation, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide .

Popular eCommerce platforms in Russian Federation are eBay , Shopify & Magento .

Payment methods used by Russian Federation are Debit card & credit card

Some merchants in Russian Federation provide free shipping to consumers.

Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates.

Russian Federation Import Tax & Custom Fees

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

Russian Federation calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. Click here to learn how to calculate customs charges or use our calculator to see fees.

Duties & Tax Details For Russian Federation

Currency: Russian rouble (RUB)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

Tax Threshold: 200 EUR

Tax (VAT/GST): 18%

Duty Threshold: 200 EUR

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate


5 %


5 %


0 %


0 %


5 %

Accessories (Battery)

5 %

Health & Beauty

12 %


10 %


20 %


10 %

Pets Accessories

10 %

Dry Food & Supplements

30 %

Home Appliances

5 %

Home Gardening

15 %


11 %


5 %


17 %

Audio Video

12 %


0 %


10 %

Books & Collectibles

10 %

We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

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Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to Russian Federation

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Russian Federation Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on Russian Federation customs and regulations? Before shipping to Russian Federation (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for Russian Federation and other countries at Easyship.

Prohibited Items

  • Alcohol

  • Animals

  • Chemicals

  • Currency

  • Drugs

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Fresh Food

  • Plants

  • Seeds

  • Tobacco

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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