The Government of the Russian Federation has added the list of medical devices subject to preferential taxation

The Russian government has added four new categories to the list of medical devices subject to preferential value added taxation (VAT). The list includes culture media and analytes for in vitro diagnostics, urological products, and metal containers for hazardous medical waste.

Amendments were made to the RF Government Decree No. 688 of September 15, 2008 “On approval of the lists of codes of medical products subject to value added tax at a tax rate of 10%”.

In particular, the list includes culture media for in vitro diagnostics (code OKPD2 20.59.52.150), reagents for the determination of analytes for in vitro diagnostics (code 20.59.52.195), urological products (code 32.50.50.149) and metal containers for hazardous medical waste. (code 25.99.29.140).