IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

firm-specific

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 26 Jun 2018 | Removal date: open ended

Import incentive

On 14 June 2018, the Russian Government amended the list of equipment not produced in Russia and eligible for VAT-free imports with seven equipment pieces.

  1. Tariff line 8422 40 000 8 was expanded to include "innovative automated production line PULSAR 351 ATLANTIS for the production of innovative individual portion packaging Easysnap."
  2. Tariff line 8424 89 000 9 was expanded to include "equipment of the welded car body painting line used for the production of cars under the brand HAVAL."
  3. Tariff line 8428 39 900 9 was expanded to include "car assembly line equipment used to manufacture cars under the brand HAVAL."
  4. Tariff line 8462 91 800 9 was added, to be applied only to "Briquetting press ArnoBrik 18."
  5. Tariff line 8486 40 000 9 was added, to be applied only to "Assembly and sealing line for microelectronic products PL-SBM-08-01."
  6. Tariff line 9011 20 900 0 was added, to be applied only to "HAWK MK2 Contactless Measurement System." 
  7. Tariff line 9031 41 000 0 was added, to be applied only to "Automatic testing system for traditional and ceramic boards with 8 moving probes Rapid 280; installation for quality control of soldering and unwelding of crystals by the method of shift and detachment Dage 4000 Plus."

Since customs officials are instructed to refer both to the tariff line and product description when applying the VAT waiver, the List functions as a positive list (only listed pieces of equipment classify). Therefore, these amendments should be seen as an expansion of the scope of the waiver, albeit a firm-specific one.

Although Russia is in a customs union with the EEU states, the measure is introduced by the Russian Government and only applies to imports into Russia. 

The legislation does not mention the effective date of implementation, but the most widely used legal database Consultant.Ru lists 26 June 2018 as the inception date. 

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