Declaring the exported goods
In case of mandatory written declaring of goods you shall fill in the written customs declaration and show it together with the goods crossing the border, to the Customs official. In case there are no such goods you may not fill in the Customs declaration form.
By presenting your baggage to the Customs official for inspection when crossing the border you actually declare that there are no goods in your baggage due for mandatory declaration besides those mentioned by you in the written declaration.
There is mandatory declaration for the following:
- for goods with aggregate value exceeding RUR65 thousand and (or) total weight in excess of 35 kg;
- cash foreign exchange if its total amount exceeds the equivalent of USD3 000 (three thousand).
- foreign securities;
- exported precious metals (gold, silver, platinum and platinum-group metals – palladium, iridium, rhodium, ruthenium, and osmium) in any shape or form, except personal jewelry and other household goods and their scrap that have been brought with the purpose of temporary import/export;
- exported gems (diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and alexandrites and also natural pearls raw or processed), imported and exported raw diamonds except personal jewelry and other household goods and their scrap that have been brought with the purpose of temporary import/export;
- weapons (mechanisms and articles designed for firing human and other targets i.e. for signaling);
- ammunition (articles of armaments and throwing munitions intended for firing targets and containing a bursting charge, a propellent charge, a pyrotechnic or bursting charge for hitting the targets);
- explosives (materials that in themselves are under the influence of certain external factors capable of a sudden self-spreading chemical reaction of producing heat and gas);
- narcotic substances, psychotropic substances and their analogues;
- exported items of cultural value (Article 7, RF Law “On export and import of items of cultural value”);
- toxic and poisonous substances including superpotent drugs or those that that can bring harm to man’s health or cause death (sleep-inducing medicine, painkillers, etc.) if used in an unwarranted manner;
- goods, tools and equipment that contain radioactive materials;
- endangered species of wildlife, parts thereof and product made of them;
- radio-electronic devices and high-frequency ones except two items of customer-premise equipment (mobile phones);
- printed matter, cinema-, photo- and video materials representing official and/or state secrets;
- products, information, results of intellectual activity that can be used in production of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery vehicles and production of any other weapons and military equipment;
- products of a military nature;
- special technical means for surreptitious obtaining of information.
In case there are problems with the declaration you can turn to the Customs officer for help. Goods designated for personal use and exported from the RF by natural persons are exempt from customs duties and taxes.
Goods of historic and artistic value are subject to mandatory written declaration. The passenger shall present an Export Certificate from the RF Ministry of Culture stating that the exported item is not listed in the respective State Register and does not fall under the Law “On export and import of cultural values” and also present a photo of the item exported.
For the item of cultural value besides the written declaration an Export Certificate from the RF Ministry of Culture is necessary supplemented with the photo of the exported item.
For weapons besides a written declaration a special permit of the RF Ministry of Internal Affairs is required.
For string musical instruments besides declaration the Passport for the instrument bearing the stamp of the RF Ministry of Culture is required.
For a musical instrument made over 50 years ago a special permit from the RF Ministry of culture is required.