Ban on tobacco imports from Russia

A ban on imports of different goods from Russia has come into effect in Estonia from 9 January, according to a statement from the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, reports Interfax.

The prohibited goods mentioned in the statement include cigars, cigarillos, cigarettes among other articles and any of these products must not be brought across the border by travellers. Any wrongfully imported items that are found will be confiscated.
“On 9 January, the transitional period for sanctions imposed by the European Union on a number of consumer goods originating in the Russian Federation will end and their import into the European Union will be prohibited,” the Estonian Tax and Customs Board said in a statement seen by Interfax.
“As from 9 January, the transitional period will also end for those sanctioned goods for which supply contracts were concluded before 7 October. From now on, it is prohibited to bring from Russia a number of consumer goods, including cosmetics, washing and cleaning products, clothes, footwear, etc. for both private and legal persons,” the statement quoted Piret Tinkus, head of the prohibitions and restrictions division of the customs security area at the customs department of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board.

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