The MAYOR: the introduction of the eco-fee will cost the business 30 billion rubles in 2016

The MAYOR: the introduction of the eco-fee will cost the business 30 billion rubles in 2016


The Ministry of economic development negatively evaluates the project of the Ministry of environment under which producers and importers of products may be required to pay tax on the disposal of their products.

MOSCOW, 26 Jan. The adoption of the Ordinance establishing the rates of environmental fee in its current form will lead to the fact that Russian business in 2016 will be forced to pay to the Federal budget 30 billion rubles, is spoken in the message of Ministry of economic development.

At the end of September the Ministry of environment issued a draft decree, according to which producers and importers of products will have to pay a fee for recycling their products to the developed rates. For example, for every tonne of Hairdryers or electric kettles manufacturer will have to pay a fee in the amount 26,469 thousand.

“The Ministry of economic development issued a negative conclusion about the regulatory impact assessment on the draft decree on the establishment of rates environmental charge… According to preliminary calculations, in the case that the regulation will enter into force as drafted, in 2016, the business will be forced to pay to the Federal budget 30,305 billion rubles”, — said the Ministry.

Questions on the document

“Our experts ask fair questions: on what basis these rates are calculated, why different composition (and therefore processing) the goods are equally weighted, what about the packaging and how the result will look like the process of recycling, the costs of which are ready to put on the shoulders of business?”, — said the head of the Department of regulatory impact assessment Vadim the MAYOR of Zhivulin, whose words are in the release.

He recalled that any increase in costs will affect the final price of products. Givulin also indicated that the cost of disposal laid down by a variety of factors, including the costs of creation of infrastructure for recycling, but they are 5 times higher than operating costs.

While for some product groups now have underutilized processing capacity, so the construction of new facilities is not required. Considering the negative factors and risks that will entail the adoption of the resolution, the Ministry of economic development opposes its entry into force.

“In the absence of a legal framework, without objective justification the establishment of rates for each differentiated group of products, under the present uncertainty in the use of already built infrastructure of recycling, this fee will be only an additional income without reference to effective spending on maintenance of ecological safety”, — says the MAYOR.