Russia has agreed on a phased reduction in the threshold duty-free import of goods for personal consumption sent in parcels. On Friday announced the publication of RG.
Currently in Russia without additional fees can bring in parcels from online stores, the total value of which one month does not exceed €1000 and a weight of 31 lbs. Over that amount, the fee is 30% of the exceeding amount, but not less than €4 per kilogram.
From 1 January 2019, the threshold will be reduced twice: without paying 30% customs duty can be ordered delivery sending through the Internet of goods, whose value does not exceed €500. A year later, from 1 January 2020, the allowance will be reduced to €200. In excess of this amount will be paid a fee of 15% of the excess amount, but not less than €2 per kilogram.
The draft decision of the Council of the Eurasian economic Commission published for public comment.
The reduction in the threshold duty-free import previously made by the Federal customs service, which sent its proposals to the Ministry of Finance in late April 2016. The head of the FCS Andrei Belyaninov then cited the example of Belarus, which imposed a threshold of €22 per package. To reduce the duty-free limit for non taxable charges of the parcels offered and the Association of companies of Internet trade.
Amid the explosive growth of orders from foreign online stores the countries of the Eurasian economic Union for several years lead the discussion to establish a uniform threshold duty-free import of goods in postal items. In Russia and Kazakhstan he is one of the highest in the world (1000 Euro), and in Belarus as in the EU is 22 Euro.