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Russia sets up amount of goods allowed in tax-exempt

06-25-2010 16:55 BJT

MOSCOW, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Quantity of hard liquor allowed to be brought into Russia in a personal luggage will be limited to five liters effective July 1, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Thursday.

Currently the volume of alcohol allowed per person is 10 liters.

New restrictions will be introduced with the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on July 1.

Russian Federal Customs Service official Valery Reshetnikov meanwhile said one person will be able to import tax-exempt three liters of alcohol instead of current two liters.

Starting July 1, the amount of goods allowed into Russia duty- free will go up to 50 kg worth up to 1,500 euros. Now this norm amounts to 35 kg and 1,600 euros. The excessive amount will be taxed at 30 percent but not less than 4 euros per kilogram.

According to Custom Union's customs code, the number of goods cannot be imported for personal use -- for instance, industrial and agricultural equipment, solariums, home-heating boilers, photo- labs equipment, heavy medical equipment, gambling machines among others.

A person will be allowed to bring into the three countries' territories up to 5 kg of fish and seafood, 250 g of caviar and 10 liters of fuel. Amount of precise metals and stones will be limited by 20,222 euros worth.


Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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