Peat to Russia

Common Name: Peat, including peat crumb, agglomerated or not agglomerated

Conditions: Phytosanitary import permit not required. Phytosanitary certificate required. TC 2703 00 000 0

Last updated: 1 December 2011

Growing Media to Russia

General Requirements: Please note these requirements are in addition to the relevant additional declarations listed in section 3.5; Commodity Class Requirements. 

Conditions: Phytosanitary import permit not required. Phytosanitary certificate required. Refer Section 4.5.

Last updated: 28 September 2012

Russia General Requirements

General Information

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The requirements listed in this ICPR apply to product of New Zealand only, unless specifically stated.

This standard specifies Russia’s phytosanitary requirements. If a commodity or commodity group is not identified within this ICPR exporters should contact:

  • Russia directly in order to ascertain requirements
  • Ministry for Primary Industries New Zealand (Plant Exports)

Please note, the determination and provision of phytosanitary requirements, for a commodity not identified within an ICPR, is undertaken on a cost recovery basis. A link to the list of Plant Exports Fees and Charges is available on

Users of this document are strongly advised to review all sections of the ICPR for the determination of a commodity’s phytosanitary requirements.

Phytosanitary Legislation

The following legislation controls the importation of plants and plant materials into Russia (reference:;

Federal Law of the Russian Federation on the State Regulation of Foreign Trade Activities

Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR, 1931-08-23, on phytosanitary protection of the borders of the USSR.

Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR, 1934-11-20, on Protection of the territory of the USSR against the entry and spread of agricultural and forest pests.

Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, no 656 on Measures for the Improvement of the Organization of Plant Quarantine in the USSR, 1979-07-06.

Law on the State Border of the USSR of 1982-11-24.

Charter of Plant Quarantine in the USSR, 1987-05-18.

Regulations on phytosanitary control of materials and transport vehicles under quarantine crossing the state border of the USSR adopted in 1988.

Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No 268 of 1992-04-23 "On the State Plant Quarantine Inspection Service of the Russian Federation".

List of pests, plant diseases and weeds of quarantine significance for the Russian Federation, 1992-10-06

Law of the Russian Federation No 4730 of 1993-04-01 on the State Border of the Russian Federation.

Regulations for the protection of the territory of the Russian Federation territory against quarantine pests, plant diseases and weeds, 1994-06-17.

Customs Code of the Russian Federation, 28-05-2003

Decision 318 of 18-06-2010: Regulation on a Procedure of Phytosanitary Quarantine Control on Customs Territory of the Customs Union

Order N 456 of 29-12-2010: Rules Providing for Import of Plant Quarantine Regulated Products into The Russian Federation, and their Storage, Transportation, Processing and Use

General requirements


Prohibited imports:

  • Regulated articles infested by quarantine pests (see lists of Quarantine Pests).
  •  Plant pathogens, living insects, mites and nematodes (except samples for scientific purposes).
  • Soil, plants (including bulbs and tubers) accompanied by soil.
  • Plants for planting (including seeds) of fruit, forest and ornamental crops from all countries where the pests mentioned in the quarantine pest lists (Section 2.4) occur (except materials for scientific purposes).
  • Fruits and vegetables (in quantities exceeding 5 kg) transported by mail and by passengers
  • Seeds and planting material transported in luggage, hand luggage and mail, without being accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate.
  • Seeds of Striga spp.
  • Litter made from materials of plant origin at imports of fruit and vegetables
  • Fruit and vegetables for use as vegetable bed material
  • Grain imported for processing must not be used for any other end purposes (i.e. sowing)

Regulated articles:

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (VPSS) publishes a list of quarantine products that are subject to state phytosanitary quarantine control.

The list is available at:

Where “From…” is used before a TC the requirements are not applied to all commodities that are classified in accordance with this code. In these cases it is necessary to be guided by more detailed description of the specific commodity in the code’s group.

Products included in this ICPR have been extracted from the VPSS official document on products that are subject to quarantine and phytosanitary regulations.

This list consists of two categories:

  1. Quarantine products with high pest risk
    • Phytosanitary certificate required.
    • Import permit not required.
    • Subject to inspection on arrival.
  2. Quarantine products with low pest risk
    • Phytosanitary certificate not required.
    • Import permit not required.
    • Subject to inspection on arrival.

Products are grouped in accordance with Russia’s Codes of Customs Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity of the Russian Federation (Russia’s VED Tariff Code) available here:

All regulated articles must be imported through specified customs offices.

Phytosanitary Import Permits

Import permits:

Import permits are not required for plants and plant products.


Each package must be marked with:

  • Product type;
  • Country of origin;
  • Exporter and/or re-exporter name;

Planting seed, planting material

  • Must also include location and/or production site details

Contact details:

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor)
Ministry of Agriculture
Orlikov pereulok, 1/11
107139 Moscow 84
Russian Federation
Tel: (+7) 095 975 43 47
Fax: (+7) 095 207 51 11 or

Phytosanitary Certificates

  1. All exports categorised by the Customs Union as quarantine products with high pest risk must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate.
  2. Phytosanitary certificates must be issued prior to loading the vessel or aircraft. Phytosanitary certificate issuance dates must therefore be the same or earlier than the Bill of Lading date.
  3. A replacement of phytosanitary certificate will be issued for Russia on a case by case basis, these are not automatically issued. For a replacement certificate to be issued it must be accompanied by a cover letter from MPI detailing the amendments made. The inspection date must be stated on all replacement phytosanitary certificates.
  4. For a replacement certificate contact your IVA, who will work with MPI to consider if a replacement certificate will be issued. This will be done on a cost recovery basis.
  5. If the products are not included in this ICPR, the import permit and phytosanitary certificate for these products (material, cargo) may be issued on the official request of the national plant protection organisation of the importing country.
  6. For wood packaging and other forest product requirements of the Russian Federation go to:
  7. Transport means and transport facilities such as containers, used for shipments of quarantine products, as well as those which may carry quarantine pests, are subject to mandatory cleaning and disinfection if needed, in compliance with the rules and norms for ensuring plant quarantine according to Article 9 of the Federal Law # 99-FZ “on Plant Quarantine enacted July 15, 2000”.

Quarantine Pests

A1 List (pests absent from Russia)

Insects and mites

Acleris gloverana
Acleris variana
Aculops fuchsiae
Aeolesthes sarta
Aleurocanthus spiniferus
Aleurocanthus woglumi
Amauromyza maculosa
Anoplophora chinensis
Anoplophora glabripennis
Anthonomus signatus
Bactrocera dorsalis
Cacoecimorpha pronubana
Callosobruchus spp.
Caryedon gonagra
Ceratitis capitata
Choristoneura conflictana
Choristoneura occidentalis
Choristoneura fumiferana
Choristoneura rosaceana
Conotrachelus nenuphar
Cydia packardi
Cydia prunivora
Diabrotica barberi
Diabrotica undecimpunctata
Diabrotica virgifera
Dinoderus bifoveolatus
Dryocosmus kuriphilus
Epitrix tuberis
Liriomyza huidobrensis
Liriomyza sativae
Liriomyza trifolii
Maconellicoccus hirsutus
Malacosoma americanum
Malacosoma disstria
Malacosoma parallela
Margarodes vitis
Megaselia scalaris
Melanotus communis
Monochamus alternatus
Monochamus carolinensis
Monochamus marmorator
Monochamus mutator
Monochamus notatus
Monochamus obtusus
Monochamus scutellatus
Monochamus titillator
Numonia pyrivorella
Oligonychus perditus
Opogona sacchari
Pantomorus leucoleuma
Pissodes nemorensis
Pissodes strobi
Pissodes terminalis
Popillia japonica
Premnotrypes spp.
Pseudaulacaspis pentagona
Rhagoletis cingulata
Rhagoletis pomonella
Ripersiella hibisci
Scirtothrips dorsalis
Spodoptera eridania
Spodoptera frugiperda
Spodoptera littoralis
Spodoptera litura
Tecia solanivora
Thrips palmi
Trogoderma granarium
Tuta absoluta
Zabrotes subfasciatus


Atropellis pinicola
Atropellis piniphila
Ceratocystis fagacearum
Ceratocystis fimbriata
Chrysomyxa arctostaphyli
Cronartium fusiforme
Cronartium quercuum
Didymella ligulicola
Endocronartium harknessii
Gymnosporangium asiaticum
Gymnosporangium yamadae
Melampsora medusae
Monilinia fructicola
Mycosphaerella dearnessii
Mycosphaerella gibsonii
Mycosphaerella laricis-leptolepidis
Phellinus weirii
Phialophora cinerescens
Puccinia horiana
Phoma andigena
Stenocarpella macrospora (=Diplodia macrospora)
Stenocarpella maydis (=Diplodia maydis)
Thecaphora solani (=Angiosorus solani)
Tilletia indica (= Neovossia indica)

Bacteria and phytoplasmas

Burkholderia caryophylli
Grapevine phytoplasma
Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii
Ralstonia solanacearum (=Pseudomonas solanacearum)
Xanthomonas campestris pv. hyacinthi
Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae
Xylella fastidiosa
Xylophilus ampelinus (=Xanthomonas ampelina)

Viruses and viroids

Cherry little cherry closterovirus - non-European(=Little cherry virus)
Cherry rasp leaf nepovirus (=Cherry rasp leaf virus)
Chrysanthemum stem necrosis tospovirus (=Chrysanthemum stem necrosis virus)
Chrysanthemum stunt pospoviroid (=Chrysanthemum stunt viroid)
Peach latent mosaic viroid
Peach rosette mosaic nepovirus (=Peach rosette mosaic virus)
Potato Andean latent tymovirus (=Andean potato latent virus)
Potato Andean mottle comovirus (=Andean potato mottle virus)
Potato black ringspot nepovirus (=Potato black ringspot virus)
Potato T tepovirus (=Potato virus T)
Potato yellow dwarf nucleorhabdovirus (=Potato yellow dwarf virus)
Potato yellow vein crinivirus (=Potato yellow vein virus)
Potato yellowing alfamovirus (=Potato yellowing virus)
Strawberry latent C virus


Aphelenchoides besseyi
Bursaphelenchus xylophilus
Globodera pallida
Heterodera glycines
Meloidogyne chitwoodi
Meloidogyne enterolobii
Meloidogyne fallax
Nacobbus aberrans


Bidens pilosa
Bidens bipinnatus
Helianthus ciliaris
Ipomoea hederacea
Ipomoea lacunosa
Iva axillaris
Solanum carolinense
Solanum elaeagnifolium
Striga spp.

A2 List (pests of limited distribution in Russia)


Bemisia tabaci
Carposina niponensis (=Carposina sasakii)
Dendrolimus sibiricus
Frankliniella occidentalis
dGrapholita molesta
Hyphantria cunea
Lopholeucaspis japonica
Lymantria dispar asiatica
Monochamus galloprovincialis
Monochamus impluviatus
Monochamus nitens
Monochamus saltuarius
Monochamus sutor
Monochamus urussovi
Phthorimaea operculella
Quadraspidiotus perniciosus
Viteus vitifoliae

Fungi and chromista

Diaporthe helianthi (=Phomopsis helianthi)
Phytophthora fragariae
Synchytrium endobioticum


Erwinia amylovora

Viruses and viroids

Beet necrotic yellow vein benyvirus (=Beet necrotic yellow vein virus)
Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (=Impatiens necrotic spot virus)
Plum pox potyvirus (=Plum pox virus)
Potato spindle tuber viroid
Tobacco ringspot nepovirus (=Tobacco ringspot virus)
Tomato ringspot nepovirus (=Tomato ringspot virus)


Globodera rostochiensis


Acroptilon repens
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Ambrosia psilostachya
Ambrosia trifida
Cenchrus longispinus
Cuscuta spp.
Solanum rostratum
Solanum triflorum

MPI Specified Maximum Pest Limits (MPL’s)

For all commodities exported to Russia requiring phytosanitary certificates, MPL's are:

Quarantine pests* specified by Russia

Please note; for all seed commodities exported to the Russian Federation requiring MPI phytosanitary certificates, the following level has been set by MPI to facilitate exports while still meeting the importing country’s minimum requirements for soil.
Soil (seed for sowing) 0.1% by weight

A mixture of soil in potatoes and other tuberous plants and root vegetables shall not exceed more than 1 % of the weight of the product

*Quarantine pests for Russia include organisms identified within:

  • Quarantine Pests of this standard
  • Additional declarations
  • Phytosanitary import permit

Note: Where an importing country does not specify any quarantine pests within the above, the MPL of 5% is to be applied for all injurious pests. Refer Section 2.2.1 of Phytosanitary Inspection Standard.

Inspection on Arrival

At point of entry, seed and planting material consignments may have their phytosanitary certificate inspected and may be subject to visual inspection.

Sampling Rate

Not specified by Russia

Ports of Entry

Not specified by Russia

Transit Requirements

Not specified by Russia

Wood packaging

Refer to Forestry ICPR for Russia, link below:

Last updated: 23 June 2014


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