Pipe shipment to Russia, export license needed?

Question posted by Steve Wyatt, on behalf of Triten APG in S71

We are an engineering comapny based in the north of England.

We will have a requirement to ship a number of pipes for an indsutrial application to Russia. Will an export license be needed?

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Christopher Willers, on behalf of Access to Export Ltd in CB21.

Dear Steve

My name is Chris Willers and I run an export services company called Access to Export Ltd based near Cambridge.
If you can provide details of the goods, the application, the name and address of the consignee and name and address of the end user (if different to the consignee) then I will check this for you. All the above details are necessary in order to give you a definitive answer to your question. If you would like me to check this for you please send these details to me at chris@accesstoexport.com.
We can also arrange the shipping for you if required so if you would like to send the details of the consignment when it is ready we will happily provide a quote.
If you would like to discuss anything by phone please feel free to contact me on 01223 890767.

Kind regards
Chris

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GRAHAM HOGG, on behalf of Origma Global Services Ltd in TS24.

Hi Steve
We are also based in the North of England and ship pipe worldwide for our clients. My colleague John Christal john@origmaglobal.com can answer all your questions, please email or phone 07803875585 for a definative response. In addition to our freight forwarding business John delivers bespoke courses on International trade, export and import procedures so is well versed on all your requirements.
Many thanks
Graham

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Hi Steve

The vast majority of products imported into RF require some sort of certification to show that they conform to the Russian quality standards. These documents are checked at customs and it will cause problems if you do not obtain the correct ones. Depending on materials, it might be the case that your pipes do not even need a certificate, but it is important to check.

Often your buyer will obtain the appropriate documentation, but we generally advise getting the certificates under your name as this will allow you to maintain a degree of control the movement of your products and over your buyers.

Another point to note is that the Russian authorities pay particular attention to commodity codes, as it is these that import duties and certification requirements are based around. The codes for Russia do differ from CN codes used in Europe, so these need to be established too.

To answer your original question, however, I believe that export licences are generally for controlled goods such as firearms or hazardous chemicals, so this should not apply to your products.

Please get in touch if you would like us to look into this for you further.

Kind regards

Charles Swain

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Incidentally, we are actually holding a free online seminar on this topic next week, so please sign up if you think it will be useful!

http://opentoexport.com/events/certifying-your-products-for-russia/

Charles

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Sandra Strong, on behalf of Strong and Herd LLP in M22.

Hi Steve - not sure the above actual address your main question. Do you need an export licence to ship your pipes to Russia? It depends on the materials the piping is made of, the technical capabilities of the pipes (pressure being just one area) or if they have been specially designed or configured for military purposes AND you need to do end-user checks as well. If the goods are staying in Russia and they are not on any of the control lists then probably not but you should send the customer an EUU (see here https://www.gov.uk/end-user-and-consignee-undertakings-for-siels-and-oiels) to get end-user details and check the dual-use list regulations here https://www.gov.uk/uk-strategic-export-control-lists-the-consolidated-list-of-strategic-military-and-dual-use-items. You can do a quick check if you have a good commodity code number on www.gov.uk website in the tariff section if you click on the export tab - example here https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff/commodities/7304110010#export which only shows concerns on Iran for this particular commodity code

Happy to answer more questions sandras@strongandherd.herd.co.uk and we are also in the North of England

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Philip Owen, on behalf of Volga Trader in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan.

Will you also need certification by the final buyer? Big companies like Gazprom have their own requirements for testing. Our office is in the same city as Gazprom's main test labs for high pressure pipelines. There are spin off test houses that we have access to.

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