IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jan 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export tax

In line with a teletypogram sent by the First Deputy Director of the Federal Customs Service of Russia heads of regional customs administrations and the head of the central energy customs house are instructed to use customs duties on crude oil and certain oil products exported from Russia to Belarus as from 1 January 2010. The customs duties are specified by Russian government resolution # 1091 of 25 December 2009. At present Russian government resolution # 32 'Customs duties on the crude oil and certain oil products exported from Russia to the member-states of the Customs Union agreement' is in effect.
 
The customs administration measures used by Russia in line with the teletypogram run contrary to international agreements and the national legislation of Russia. Russia is believed to have violated the Belarus-Russia agreement on the Customs Union of 6 January 1995 (it came into force on 30 November 1995), the treaty on the Customs Union and the single economic space of 26 February 1999 (23 December 1999), the treaty on the single customs territory and the Customs Union formation of 6 October 2007 (10 October 2008).
 
Those measures are belived to have prevented normal Russian export flow of paraxylene, commercial paraffin, petrolatum, mineral wax and other products to Belarus which are vital for the normal operation of Belarusian chemical companies.
 
The source states that Russia's decision to impose customs duties on exported oil products are applied only to one Customs Union member-state. It is necessary to recall that Russia is in the process of the Customs Union creation with Belarus and Kazakhstan from 1 January 2010.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

120 Crude petroleum & natural gas
2709 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
270900 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
333 Petroleum oils & oils of bituminous materials, other than crude
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271012 Light oils and preparations
271019 Other
271020 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude) and preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the bas
335 Petroleum jelly, coke or bitumen; paraffin wax & similar products
2712 Petroleum jelly; paraffin wax, microcrystalline petroleum wax, slack wax, ozokerite, lignite wax, peat wax, other mineral waxes, and similar products obtained by synthesis or by other processes, whether or not coloured.
271220 Paraffin wax containing by weight less than 0.75 % of oil
271290 Other
2713 Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals.
271311 Not calcined
271320 Petroleum bitumen
271390 Other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals
341 Basic organic chemicals
2902 Cyclic hydrocarbons.
290219 Other
290220 Benzene
290241 oXylene
290243 pXylene
290250 Styrene
290290 Other

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