The Russian authorities want to reduce the duty-free threshold for Internet parcels up to € 200

The allowable cost of Internet packages for duty-free entry to countries of the Eurasian economic Union are planning to cut up to €500 per month, and a year — to €200. About this newspaper “Vedomosti”, citing a source in the financial-economic bloc of the government.

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.

First decline — to €500, can happen a year after the entry into force of the Customs code of the EEU, which should happen in mid-2017. In case of exceeding the duty-free rules will have to pay 30% of the cost of goods.

A year later, the threshold can be reduced to €200, above this amount, will be paid a fee of 15% of the excess amount, but not less than €2 per kilogram. This information was confirmed by representatives of the Ministry of economic development and ECE.

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.

The interlocutor of the edition noted that the lowering of the threshold may be complicated by the lack of a convenient system for the administration of customs duties, so you must first create a service for online payment fees.

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