FSS Notification / FSB Notification
For Import to Russia
FSS Notification is a mandatory approval document for import of products with encryption characteristics. This document is usually required at the customs when your next batch is about to enter the territory of the Customs Union. WWG is experienced in obtaining FSB Notifications for a wide range of products with cryptographic characteristics, and would be glad to become your partner.
How do I know that my product needs FSB Notification?
If your product is equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi modules, RFID, NFC and any other cryptographic means, it is likely that you will need to obtain an FSS Notification for import of your product to the Customs Union.
FSS or FSB?
FSS (in Russian FSB) stands for Federal Security Service. This Russian state institution is authorized to issue approval documents for import of products with encryption means.
What products are subject to FSS Notification?
- Mobile phones, tablets and PCs
- Radio stations
- Video game consoles
- ATMs and card terminals
- Switches and routers
- Operation systems
Who can apply for FSB Notification?
- Manufacturer registered in EACU
- Manufacturer’s authorized representative (EACU entity, WWG)
- Distributor / importer / partner (EACU entity)
To obtain an FSB Notification in Russia, a hard copy of Power of Attorney in the applicant name is required. The legalized PoA certifies that our company can apply for FSS Notification on your behalf. WWG will support you at each stage of PoA preparation.
Customs Union CU consists of 5 countries: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kirgizstan
1. Lead time?
15 working days after we receive the PoA. Overall ~1 month.
2. Validity period?
Not limited, but we recommend obtaining for 5 years to avoid customs issues.
3. Valid in Russia only?
FSS Notifications and Exemption letters are valid in all 5 countries of the Customs Union.
Some products are exempted from FSS Notification. If the product name and HS code is not on the list of cryptographic means, an FSS Exemption letter is issued. Both documents have full legal power at the customs.
- PoA support: accompanying you at each stage of PoA preparation
- Technical documents: operating manuals & passports
- Translation: to and from any language you require
- Local representative service: being your applicant in EACU
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