Consumer protection: new list of technically sophisticated goods.


Legal Update No. 287.
Goltsblat BLP advises that Russian Federation Government Resolution No. 924 dated 11 November 2011 "On Approval of the List of Technically Sophisticated Goods" comes into effect on 24 November 2011.

The Resolution was adopted to implement the Russian Federation Law "On Consumer Protection" regulating the rights of consumers who discover defects in technically sophisticated goods (the right to withdraw from the sale and purchase agreement and request a refund or replacement goods).

It should be emphasised that the new list of technically sophisticated goods is markedly longer than its predecessor approved by Resolution No. 575 dated 13 May 1997.

The new list includes the following:

  • Light aircraft, helicopters, and aircraft with internal combustion engines (electric motors).
  • Passenger cars, motorcycles, scooters, and vehicles with internal combustion engines (electric motors) designed for public roads.
  • Tractors, rotavators, moto cultivators, agriculture machinery and equipment with internal combustion engines (electric motors).
  • Snowmobiles and internal combustion engine (electric motor) vehicles specially designed for snow routes.
  • Sports and tourist vessels, pleasure craft, cutters, boats, yachts and transport watercraft with internal combustion engines (electric motors).
  • Navigation and wireless communications equipment for domestic use, including satellite communications, with touch screen and 2+ functions.
  • System units, stationary and portable computers, including laptops, and personal electronic computers.
  • Laser or ink-jet multifunction devices, monitors with digital control blocks.
  • Satellite TV sets, game consoles with digital control blocks.
  • TV-sets, projectors with digital control blocks.
  • Digital photo/video cameras, their lenses and optical photo/cine equipment with digital control blocks.
  • Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, coffee machines, electric and combined cookers, electric and combined ovens, air conditioners, electric water heaters with electric motors and (or) microprocessor-based devices.

For additional information, please contact:

to Evgeny Danilov
Head of Group, Goltsblat BLP
T: +7 (495) 287 44 44,

to Yuri Ivanov
Associate,Product liability,
Goltsblat BLP
T: +7 (495) 287 44 44,

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