Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed limiting the admission of foreign drugs in public procurements

18 November 2021

Ministry of Industry and Trade prepared a draft on amending the Regulations of the Russian Government No. 1289 of 30 November 2015. Under the draft the drugs from the List of Strategically Important Drugs produced in a foreign country shall be rejected to supply by the customer if there is at least one offer to supply a drug produced (all manufacturing stages) exclusively in the territory of the Eurasian Union member states.

New changes to the current regime of remote sale of medicinal products

01 September 2021

From September 1, 2021, amendments to the Rules for issuing Permits for the Retail Sale of Medicines for Medical Use by remote Means, the Implementation of such sale and the delivery of medicines to Citizens, approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 31.05.2021 N 827 (hereinafter – the Rules), came into force.

Foreign insurance organizations will be able to establish their branches on the territory of the Russian Federation

06 August 2021

On August 22, 2021, Federal Law No. 343-FZ dated 02.07.2021 "On Amendments to the Law of the Russian Federation "On the Organization of Insurance Business in the Russian Federation" and Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation" ("Law") comes into force. This regulatory act is aimed at fulfilling Russia's obligations to the WTO on the admission of branches of foreign insurers to the territory of the Russian Federation.