Tyumen customs officers detained more than 30,000 pairs of medical PPE

Another batch of medical remedies that are prohibited to export from the territory of the Russian Federation, is preparing for the transfer to the operational staff of the Kurgan region. The decision on the confiscation of goods accepted by the court on 7 April 2020.

32 000 pairs of medical gloves seized during customs inspection of the car, EN route Chelyabinsk – Petropavlovsk (Kazakhstan). Vehicle detained April 4, 2020 by the operational interaction of the mobile groups of the Tyumen customs and Border Department of the FSB of Russia on Kurgan and Tyumen regions.

Customs officials in relation to carriers initiated a case on administrative offense under article 16.3 of the administrative code. Currently considered the issue of transfer for further distribution of goods to the representative of the operational headquarters for the conduct of activities to prevent the introduction and spread of novel coronavirus infection in the territory of the Kurgan region.

Recall that on 3 April 2020 to the operational headquarters has already been transferred the withdrawn consignment of medical supplies: gloves of more than 14 thousand units, as well as, antiseptic disinfectants weighing about a ton and a half.


In accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation from 02 March 2020 № 223 “ON INTRODUCTION of TEMPORARY BAN ON the EXPORT of certain PRODUCTS FROM the RUSSIAN FEDERATION” from March 02, 2020 introduced a temporary ban on the export from the territory of the Russian Federation, including on the territory of member countries of the Eurasian economic Union of medical products, with the exception of international humanitarian assistance to foreign countries, and export by individuals for personal use materials and items one time use pertaining to this product.

In the list of products includes medical materials, such as respirators, protective goggles, medical masks, medical protective suits, Shoe covers and other personal protective equipment.

The attention of participants of foreign trade activities, this prohibition applies to products that are released for export prior to the entry into force of the Decision, but the actual export of which is not carried out prior to introduction of the restrictions.

Press team of the Tyumen customs