In Russia, a duty will be introduced on all foreign Internet purchases
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The Federal Customs Service plans to impose a duty on all foreign online purchases.
Now, without additional payments, you can order goods with a total value of up to €1000 and with a total weight of less than 31 kg. Officials propose to reduce the limit amount to 200 euros by 2020. Purchases exceeding this limit will be subject to a 30% duty, and for all other purchases the rate will be 20%. Additionally, it is planned to enter a combined rate, for example, 1 euro per 1 kg of weight of goods.
FCS claims that the innovation will increase budget revenues by 25 billion rubles, as well as increase the level of competitiveness of national online stores. The changes will consist of several stages, gradually reducing the threshold value of duty-free purchases to zero. The norms have already been agreed in the EAEU, and from next year the maximum amount will be reduced to €500.
Recall that the Russian customs confirmed the ban on the import of mining equipment without the permission of the FSB.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Getty images