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FCS has urged to lower to zero a threshold of duty-free Internet purchases - RIA Novosti, 9/26/2018


MOSCOW, 26 Sep — RIA Novosti. The threshold of duty-free import of Internet purchases in Russia should be reduced gradually to zero to provide equal conditions for the Russian and foreign business, the deputy head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia Timur Maximov.© RIA Novosti / Pavel Lisitsyn Pereyti in an image bank has said in an interview to RIA Novosti Russian Post plans to deliver orders from China in three days "We suggested to take for a final point zero on a commercial turnover that is when the shop sells directly to the natural person. I will note that in case of transfer between natural persons a situation other" — Maximov has told, answering a question of final parameters of a threshold of duty-free import in the Russian Federation of purchases in foreign online stores. "When the shop sells directly to the person, zero is necessary not to create an imbalance. Also it is planned to extend to the companies of the requirement for quality and safety of goods, to create one simple legal regime and to automate control process. Any delays, any difficulties, everything everything is clear and very simple" — he has added. Now citizens can receive in the Russian Federation without payment of duties of a parcel for the sum up to 1 thousand euros a month and with a gross weight up to 31 kilogram. If the cost or weight of such parcels is higher, it is necessary to pay 30% duty. Partners of Russia in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) have already agreed gradually to reduce a threshold of duty-free import: since 2019 — up to 500 euros, and since 2020 — up to 200 euros. The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation suggested to lower it to 500 euros since July of this year, however the government hasn't accepted such decision.© RIA Novosti / Natalya Seliverstova of Pereyti in an image bank yet Yandex.Market has concluded the agreement with the largest Turkish a duty marketpleysomstavka at the same time, according to Maximov, suggests to lower from present 30% to 20% — that is to the amount of the average VAT and the average duty according to the wide product range. "In principle, it leads to an identical situation as though you have transported goods through border, have paid duties, delivered to a warehouse, and then have sold through online store with delivery across Russia" — I have explained to the deputy head of FCS. "The main task – to create equal conditions for the Russian and cross-border Internet trade, otherwise it is simpler and more favorable to Russian companies to work on model of foreign Internet platforms. Our offer also has been designed to correct the existing distortions" — Maximov has said. From the technical point of view, according to him, such transition is quite feasible, at the same time the customs promises to make him the most painless for participants of the market. Read the full text of an interview on the website "Prayma" at 11:00.

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