This was during a speech in the Federation Council, said the head of the Federal Customs Service (FCS) of Russia Vladimir Bulavin.

“To enter the Russian market, the legalization of parallel imports has become important for the economy of products.

Almost 2 million tons of critical goods worth almost $17 billion were transported from May to October," TASS quoted him as saying.

In September, Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said that $9 billion worth of goods had already been imported into the country as part of parallel imports.

The head of Roskachestvo, Maxim Protasov, in an interview with the FBA "Economy Today" commented on the situation on the consumer goods market.