“Market uncertainties” are always couple with top concern when entering any new market. Local regulations is one of the essential information that foreign firms need to acquire.
The Russian government has been highly supportive of “green energy” industries, and several key government projects include “Strategy 2020” and Russian Ministry of Economic Development’s Document No. 229 and Document No. 155 published in 2014. Both documents clearly state a certain ratio of LED products must be applied in “national or city constructions.”
In addition, the Russian government has rolled out incandescent bulb ban in 2014, which will speed up the adoption of LED lighting products. As for lighting regulations, Russian lighting products tend to follow the IEC and national GOST R standards, which is mainly based on IEC regulations, and do not have special product standards.