“Your first 50 right steps to enter the Russian food market”.
Step № 5 – “Assess potential obstacles”
Without a doubt, this is a very important step. Some obstacles may prevent you from supplying your food products to the Russian market; others can greatly complicate or slow down the sale of your food products in Russia.The very first thing you need to do is to check if your food products are not on the list of food prohibited for import into Russia. For example, several times I have been approached by companies from China that wanted to supply their ingredients for the food industry in Russia. Ehen I checked this list, it turned out that such additives are completely banned for use in the food industry throughout Russia.
Business Adviser on Russian Food Market