ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Nov 2012

In November 2012, the Russian Government introduced amendments into the List of Equipment Eligible for VAT-Free Imports.
 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 2 liberalising

SOURCE

Government of Russia, Decree N1144 dated 8/11/2012, "О внесении изменений в перечень технологического оборудования (в том числе комплектующих и запасных частей к нему), аналоги которого не производятся в Российской Федерации, ввоз которого на территорию Российской Федерации не подлежит обложению налогом на добавленную стоимость" (On introducing amendments to the list of technological equipment (including components and spare parts for it), analogues of which are not made in the Russian Federation, the import of which into the territory of the Russian Federation is not subject to value added tax), http://www.consultant.ru/cons/cgi/online.cgi?req=doc&base=LAW&n=137591&dst=1000000001&date=12.09.2019

Entry into Force: Russian Federal Customs, Letter dated 27.11.2012 N 01-11/58586, http://www.consultant.ru/cons/cgi/online.cgi?req=doc&base=LAW&n=138947&dst=1000000001&date=12.09.2019

Inception date: 22 Nov 2012 | Removal date: open ended

Internal taxation of imports

On 8 November 2012, 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:

  • 8417 80 500 0 Multi-hearth furnace, model 7K1
  • 8419 39 000 9 Rotary vortex mill designed for drying, grinding a wet cake of magnesium hydroxide with a jet of hot air supplied under pressure, and modifying the cake of magnesium hydroxide. 

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

  • tariff line 8486 20 900 9 was expanded to include equipment for the production of magnetoresistive memory on silicon wafers with a diameter of 300 mm using TAS-MRAM technology with a resolution of 90 nm
  • tariff line 8419 89 989 0 was expanded to include autoclave with a stirrer (reactor) with a capacity of 80 m3 from super duplex steel SAF 2507
  • tariff line 8422 40 000 8 was expanded to include installations for packing hydroxide, magnesium oxide, palletizing full bags and wrapping full pallets in stretch film. 

According to the Russian Customs, the Decree enters into force on 22 November 2012.

 
 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
Inception date: 22 Nov 2012 | Removal date: open ended

Import incentive

On 8 November 2012, the Russian Government amended the List of Equipment Eligible for VAT-Free Imports.

In addition to expanding the list with equipment whose manufacturers were not specific, the Government added the following new types of equipment, manufactured by specific firms: 

  • tariff line 8421 29 000 8 was introduced, with Andritz membrane filter press, model SE 1520 RWD, for separating solid and liquid phases of magnesium hydroxide slurry

  • tariff line 8479 82 000 0 was expanded to include dissolver Mastermix 160, designed to mix hydroxide cake with water until a homogeneous suspension is obtained and the impurities contained in the cake are dissolved
  • tariff line 8479 89 970 8 was expanded to include 15 DIA HIGH-RATE THICKENER.

According to the Russian Customs, the Decree enters into force on 22 November 2012.