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Clifford Chance


Update on proposed restrictions for foreign pharmaceuticals in Russian public procurement

15 October 2014

On 8 October 2014 the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade ("MoIT") published a revised draft government decree that significantly amends the version initially released in September 2014. The revised draft clarifies a number of provisions relating to the mechanics of proposed restrictions which had raised concerns. At the same time, the draft contains contradictory and unclear provisions on localisation requirements, including on conducting primary/secondary packaging operations in Russia.

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