On 17 August 2017, the Russian government published the resolution #968 (link in Russian) and introduced a new scheme for public procurement of consumables medical devices made from polyvinyl chloride plastics on the Russian market. Published document seriously amends the previously adopted Resolution No. 102 of the Russian Government dated 5 February 2015 “On Establishing Access Restrictions for Certain Types of Foreign-Made Medical Products to Procurements for State and Municipal Needs” completing it with “the list #2″ of medical devices made from polyvinyl chloride.
List #2 contains six groups with 86 types of plastic consumables classified using Russian nomenclature system: blood storage products, consumables for plasmapheresis, pulmonary ventilation and heart-lung machines, urine/colostomy bags.
According to the document, the preference in public procurement of products from the list #2 henceforward will be given to those companies that invest in specialized production on the territory of Russia according to previously published criteria (link in Russian).
The document will come effective on 25 August 2017.