The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has extended the threshold for duty-free import of goods for individuals to one thousand euros until April 1, 2024, according to the EEC website.
“Thus, until April 1, 2024, the threshold for the duty-free import of goods for individuals will be 1,000 euros and 31 kg for goods,” the statement reads.
It also points out that if the value of the merchandise exceeds the established amount or the weight is greater than 31 kg, you must pay a tax:
- for goods transported by carrier or mail: 15% of the cost, but not less than 2 euros per 1 kg if the norm is exceeded;
- for imported goods such as luggage: 30% of the cost, but not less than 4 euros per 1 kg.
The threshold for duty-free importation by plane remains at 10,000 euros and 50 kg.
It should be noted that the increased threshold for duty-free import of goods was extended for six months at the initiative of the Russian side.
In June, Vedomosti sources reported that the Russian authorities do not plan to extend the duty-free threshold of 1,000 euros for the import of goods from abroad. This is explained by the fact that the measure could interfere with the development of national production.
They decided to temporarily raise the threshold in 2022 to help citizens who purchase goods for personal use on foreign Internet sites. In March its validity was extended until October 1, 2023.
Previously, the threshold was 200 euros for goods transported by carrier or mail, and 500 euros for goods imported as luggage by any means of transport other than by air or on foot.
In addition to Russia, the EAEU includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
- In June 2022, the State Duma legalized the parallel import regime. According to this scheme, many products are sold in Russia, including Apple MacBooks and Lego construction sets.
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