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The Russian government has not supported the initiative of the Association of companies the Internet-trade (AKIT) on the introduction of a single fee for all purchases in foreign online stores. About this newspaper “Izvestia”.
Deputy Minister Mikhail Mamonov said that the introduction of fees in the amount of 20% from all purchases through the channel of cross-border trade dramatically. He explained that if approved duties raised the price of the product would lie on the end user. In addition, this measure would make sense only with the introduction of its on the whole territory of Eurasian economic community, otherwise the international postage of goods will be transferred to the territory of the Russian transit through state Union.
The Ministry also criticized the idea of AKIT, noting that they consider appropriate to maintain the current rules — duty-free import of goods worth up to 500 euros per month.
In the office of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said that the final position on the proposal AKITA has not been developed.
It is estimated that increasing the tax on Internet purchases would bring into the Treasury up to 121 billion rubles annually.
At present, the Russians do not pay a fee for goods purchased from foreign online stores if the price is below 500 Euro, and the total weight of all orders during the month was not more than 31 kilograms. If there was excess, the buyer must pay 30 percent of the total.
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