This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


Effective compliance and enforcement of Intellectual Property needed for UK exporters/investors in Russia

in Russia

Trade barrier summary

There have been legislative improvements to Russia's Intellectual Property regime, however there are still challenges with effective enforcement and copyright legislation, that could be aligned with UK and EU approaches, that would reduce counterfeiting, piracy, infringements of patents, commercial secrets and know-how in industry sectors such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mechanical engineering and tech.

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer and retail
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
  • Technology and smart cities



Date reported

12 September 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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