Ulyukaev called safe threshold of duty-free Internet trade in the EEU

Ulyukaev called safe threshold of duty-free Internet trade in the EEU


We need to work with a threshold of duty-free Internet trade in the EEU 500 euros. To reduce more, is hazardous, said the head of the Ministry of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev.

NAIROBI, 17 Dec. The head of the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev believes that it is not necessary to reduce the level of duty-free Internet trade in the EEU below the level of 500 euros.

“We believe that we need to work with a strike level of 500 euros, which we agreed, and continue to watch. To reduce more, I think, is dangerous,” said the Minister to journalists.

According to him, should remain in the paradigm of 500 Euro, and further explore how companies feel.

While the speaker noted that some countries of the EAEU have already entered a lower level of duty-free Internet trade, so this question has yet to be brought forward for discussion.

The head of “mail of Russia” Dmitry Strashnov earlier on Wednesday said that different rules of charging fees for Internet-based Commerce in countries of the Eurasian economic Union will lead to illegal shipments.

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.

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