As expected, Russia is done moving, and this involves legalizing the import of products, whether or not they have permission from the copyright holders. In this way, Russia can continue to have access to equipment and devices (CPUs, GPUs, PCs, Laptops, Tablets, etc.) from companies such as AMD, Apple, Asus, Huawei, Nvidia and any technology company that has stopped sending its products to the country, through unauthorized distribution channels (gray markets).
“The list of the Ministry of Industry and Trade included equipment from the country’s most popular brands, many of which preferred to exit the Russian market or reduce the shipment of their products to Russia. These are mainly Apple, Asus, Samsung, Nokia, Sony, Siemens, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, Intel, Panasonic, etc”, reveals the local media CNEWS.
“For those who do not have enough high-quality foreign devices, the state will allow them to legally purchase “gray” products from Electrolux, Miele, Dyson, etc., and those who do not want to play on a PC will be able to access consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo imported via parallel imports”.
The Russian government itself is reported to have listed the companies and products that can now be sold on the parallel market through its Ministry of Industry and Trade. In an attempt to stem the bleeding of advanced technologies for its government infrastructure and citizens, the country has added to its list many car brands and, of course, its spare parts, such as branded tires.
“An impressive part of the list of the Ministry of Industry and Trade is occupied by cars, since almost all the automobile giants have chosen to join the anti-Russian sanctions and to stop sending to Russia no only the cars themselves but also spare parts Gray imports will be allowed for Bentley, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Freightliner, GMC, Jaguar, Jeep, Hummer, Kenworth, Land Rover, Mack, Peterbilt, Rover, Skoda, Tesla, Toyota, etc.
As you can see, the list of car brands suitable for parallel imports consists mainly of British and American brands, including those under which trucks are produced. There are also “pseudo-British” companies, for example Bentley, which is actually owned by the German company Volkswagen AG.”
Also included in this listing televisions, consoles, peripherals, accessoriesand an extensive list of products related to technology-related activities, such as mining, electricity, rail and shipping, agriculture, wood processing and other areas of economic activity.
Essentially, Russia will seek import any technology or product through unofficial channels to circumvent the veto, so now all eyes are on allies who can provide whatever is needed to get the country back to normal.