"There is also barter... Today, according to the law, it is possible to safely use this type of foreign economic transactions and carry out mutual fulfillment of obligations under contracts. Yes, this type of transactions may not be fully used today," RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

He noted that the Federal Customs Service tried to further convey the advantages of barter transactions to participants in foreign economic activity and once again called for the active use of this type of trade interaction.

In September, the Federal Customs Service said that Russia's foreign trade in terms of physical volume exceeded the level of 2022.