As part of the import restrictions on iron and steel products from Russia, semi-finished products, flat products or wire rod made of iron and non-alloy steel may no longer be imported directly or indirectly from September 30, 2023.
Importers of iron and steel products that have been processed in a third country must provide proof that the materials and inputs used do not originate in Russia. Otherwise, these goods are also subject to the import embargo.
Proof must be provided if the customs office requires it in an individual case. In addition to the so-called Mill Test Certificates proposed by the Commission of the European Union, invoices, delivery bills, quality certificates, long-term supplier declarations, calculation and production documents, customs documents of the exporting country, business correspondence, production descriptions, declarations of the manufacturer or exclusion clauses in purchase contracts, which show the non-Russian origin of the input products, can be recognized as suitable proof documents.
For a detailed list of all metal products affected by the import ban, please click here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=OJ:L:2023:159I:FULL (ANNEX XVII)