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


Russia's Goods Manufacturing Practice certification requirements for pharmaceuticals affecting UK exporters/investors

in Russia

Trade barrier summary

Russia introduced Good Manufacturing Practice certificate requirements for firstly - marketing new pharmaceuticals in Russia as of 1 January 2016, and secondly, renewing marketing authorisation for pharmaceuticals, as of 1 January 2017. This applies to pharmaceuticals for human consumption, and for animal consumption.

Amendments to the Russian legislation tabled early 2018 made it possible for exporters in Russia, to initiate parallel Goods Manufacturing Practice certification and marketing authorisation requests.

Sectors affected

  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology



Date reported

12 September 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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