Strashnov: fees for online trade in the EEU it is necessary to harmonize

Strashnov: fees for online trade in the EEU it is necessary to harmonize


If in one country of the Customs Union limits on private parcels will be more stringent and in another country more advanced, the streams of parcels going through countries with more attractive terms, said the head of “mail of Russia” Dmitry Strashnov.

UJANG (China), 16 Dec. The head of “mail of Russia” Dmitry Strashnov believes that different rules of charging fees for Internet-based Commerce in countries of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU) would lead to illegal shipments.

“Of course, very important to harmonize these rates, like flat rates within the Customs Union, because if we have limits will be more stringent, someone more advanced, respectively, the flow will go through countries where these limits will be more attractive for the recipient,” said Strashnov journalists.

Now in Russia it is possible to obtain duty-free personal parcels amounting to 1 thousand Euro and weighing up to 31 kg within one month. The Eurasian economic Commission (EEC) is discussing changing the system of levying duties on online purchases. As the media reported, one of the options is the introduction of a fee on the parcel a customs value over EUR 150 and weighing more than 10 kg.