Dec 26, 2019 - 12:30 AM
Thanks for your question. I believe you've answered part of the question already by stating that it will depend on the compatible and economical leverage of the buyer as well as the seller. However, exporting fruits and vegetables to Russia is a totally different ball game altogether.
According to a recent report, Russia imported goods valued at US$238.2 billion out of which 2.1% was the fruits and vegetables share, amounting to approx. US$5.1 billion. Considering the economic sanctions imposed on Russia and the EU embargo since 2014, exports from China ($1bn), Turkey ($700m), Egypt ($375m), Morocco ($338m) and South American countries like Argentina and Ecuador have proved economically beneficial and stand on the front of the line for exports of fruits and of vegetables to Russia.
As far as your preparations as an exporter go, the process is pretty much standard for Russia as it is for the rest of the countries.
First and foremost is the registration with the Director General of Foreign Trade. You must also register with Export Promotion Council as well as Commodity Boards for them to be able to help you out in case of any need in the entire process.
Acquiring the Import/Export License (IEC code) is the most important part of the whole process. Internationally recognized, this will allow you to export anywhere in the world with the specific exceptions owing to any trade sanctions levied on the country of import. Luckily for Indian exporters, there is no such step back in case of exports to Russia.
You must also put together a list of following documents to ensure the preparation for exports to Russia are in place.
- Shipping Bill / Bill of Export
- Customs Declaration Form
- Dispatch Note
- Commercial invoice
- Consular Invoice
- Customs Invoice
- Legalised / Visaed Invoice
- Certified Invoice
- Packing List
- Certificate of Inspection
- Black List Certificate
- Manufacturer's Certificate
- Certificate of Chemical Analysis
- Certificate of Shipment
- Health/ Veterinary/ Sanitary Certification
- Certificate of Conditioning
- Antiquity Measurement
- Shipping Order
- Cart/ Lorry Ticket
- Shut Out Advice
- Short Shipment Form
In addition, you can also appoint a local sales agent to help you carry out the important functions. Trade associations in different countries help you in the appointment of the Government recognized sales agents in the country of import.
Please understand that the export promotion council provides the right connections and helps you in completing the necessary paper work regarding the country of import.
Please visit the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) office or visit the website for more information on this -
Hope this answer helps you.
Thanks and regards,