The EEC Council will consider the introduction of a surcharge on purchases in foreign online stores. The fee may be 15 euros for goods whose value exceeds 22 euros, and weighs 1 kilogram.
MOSCOW, November 22 –. The Council of the Eurasian economic Commission (EEC) will consider on Monday the new rules regulate cross-border ecommerce, according to the newspaper “Kommersant”, citing a source in the EEC.
According to the publication, the working group prepared two draft decisions of the Council. The first is to continue to exempt from customs duties goods cheaper than 22 Euro and weighing less than 1 kg. Parcels that fall within the range 22-150 euros and 1-10 kg, will require payment of the fee of EUR 15. Goods exceeding these figures will require payment of the fee in the amount of 15 euros plus 30% of the customs value but not less than 4 euros per 1 kg of body weight.
Under the second project, the goods with customs value up to 150 Euro and weighing less than 10 kg will be charged 10 euros. If the customs value of parcels would exceed 150 euros and a weight of -10 kg, the fee will be 10 euros plus 30% of the customs value but not less than 4 euros per 1 kg of body weight.
It is unknown whether the adopted a resolution following the meeting. “The Council will discuss the situation and what decision will come whether to speak prematurely”, — said the interlocutor of Kommersant.
In the spring of 2014 a law was passed that allows the government to quickly change the norms of free entry to the Russian Federation of the goods ordered in online stores. Now from the payment of customs duties exempted delivery by mail if the aggregate value of goods delivered during the month, does not exceed 1 thousand euros and the total weight in a month does not exceed 31 kilograms. When exceeding these thresholds will be charged a fee of 30% of the customs value of goods.