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Significant part of products in Russian light industry is counterfeited

It means approximately one third of all products in Russian light industry is illicit and counterfeited. Not all these products have been produced in Russia. Part of them has been imported thanks to weak customs control at the borders with China and countries of Eurasian economic union. According to Russian ministry of trade the illegal turnover in light industry counts up to 1.4 trillion Roubles.

Russian federal service supervising the protection of customers’ rights has conducted unplanned inspections within the period from September 2017 to February 2018 and examined more than 200 thousands of products shipments. The inspections have revealed that approximately 35% of products are counterfeited. 81 product shipments did not comply with mandatory technical regulations. Almost all violations were linked to marking requirements. Also some part of shipping documents has been made with violations.