IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 18 Jun 2009 | Removal date: 18 Mar 2010
Still in force

Import tariff

The President of the Republic of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has signed a Decree # 320 on 18 June 2009titled "On temporary increase of import tariffs". It enacts a temporary (9 month) increase of import tariffs on imported trucks (including tractors) to 25% for the new items and 50% for used items. The Government also eliminated temporary importtariffs on new trucks which are environmentally friendly. (The Decree defines the threshold levels of level of CO2, hydrocarbon and nitric oxide that must be met before tariffs are waived.)

This document states as objectives protecting domestic producers and widening the range of transport modes that comply with European safety and quality standards.
 
Tractors (tariff line number 8701) and trucks (tariff line number 8704) traditionally belong to the two top Belorussian exports to the Commonwealth of Independent States (former Soviet Union). In overall exports of Belorussia to the world, tractors and trucks together account for approximately 10% of the total, coming second to petroleum oil (32%).
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870190 Other
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870410 Dumpers designed for offhighway use
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870120 Road tractors for semitrailers
8702 Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver.
870210 With compressionignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semidiesel)
870290 Other
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870421 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870422 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes but not exceeding 20 tonnes
870423 g.v.w. exceeding 20 tonnes
870431 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870432 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes

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