Russia declared an "automobile war" with Ukraine

29 August 2012 13:29  104419766 020275
Russia declared an "automobile war" with Ukraine

Introduction of a recycling fee for Ukrainian cars will substantially reduce their shipments to Russia. Russian Customs insists that the benefits for imported cars are available only to members of the Customs Union.

On September 1, exporters of vehicles produced in Ukraine, will have to pay a full recycling fee when supplying to Russia.
This was informed on August 29 at a press conference in Moscow, by Deputy Chief of the Federal Customs Revenue and Tariff Regulation Administration of Federeal Customs Service of Russia. Rustam Khakimov.
He noted that the recycling fee rates will be regulated by a separate resolution of the Russian Federal Government, which will be released in the coming days.
Khakimov said that FCS is authorized to collect this fee. According to him, the fee will be levied on vehicles produced in Russia by manufacturers who have not undertaken the obligation of safe disposal, as well as at the importation of the vehicle by physical and legal persons except those who are exempt from paying it.
Government of Ukraine believe that the introduction of the recycling fee contradicts the CIS Treaty on the Free Trade Zone. Also, the government of Ukraine believe that this unilateral decision of Russia contradicts the Treaty of Eurasian Commission, under which the Commission is the only permanent regulatory body of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Zone.
According to experts, introduction of the recycling fee for will cause 10-12% increase of prices for Ukrainian cars in Russia. 


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