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: 13 Sep 2013 | Removal date: open ended

Internal taxation of imports

On 4 September 2013, the Russian Government amended the List of Equipment Eligible for VAT-Free Imports.

The Government added the following new types of equipment, with corresponding tariff lines:

  • 8428 33 000 0 - "Specialized coal port transshipment complex with a maximum capacity of 7 million tons per year/6000 hours per year, consisting of a tipper, transborder, storage equipment, ship loading machine, conveyor system, auxiliary equipment, general electrical equipment, dust removal system, aspiration system"


In addition, the following tariff lines were expanded with new types of equipment:

  • tariff line 8419 89 989 0 was expanded to include "a complete plant for the production of general-purpose polystyrene with a capacity of 50,000 tons per year, a complete reaction plant for the production (synthesis) of linear alpha-olefins from ethylene"
  • tariff line 8474 20 000 0 was expanded to include cement production equipment with capacity of 3500 tonnes of clinker per day
  • tariff line 8479 82 000 0 was expanded to include several types of pharmaceutical equipment. 


The Decree was published on 5 September and entered into force on 13 September 2013. 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8428 Other lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery (for example, lifts, escalators, conveyors, teleferics).
842833 Other, belt type
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841989 Other
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8474 Machinery for sorting, screening, separating, washing, crushing, grinding, mixing or kneading earth, stone, ores or other mineral substances, in solid (including powder or paste) form; machinery for agglomerating, shaping or moulding solid mineral fuels,
847420 Crushing or grinding machines
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847982 Mixing, kneading, crushing, grinding, screening, sifting, homogenising, emulsifying or stirring machines

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