Russia abolished all import customs duties for mobile phones and tablets

As from 1 September 2013 Russia has abolished the 5% import customs duty which was imposed on mobile phones, modems and tablets.  This measure has been introduced in connection with Russia recently joining the WTO. WTO membership requires Russia to abolish or decrease its import customs duties for hundreds of products.

Zero Import Duty for Artificial Viscose Fabrics

Import customs duties for certain types of artificial viscose fabrics are to be temporarily set as 0% (currently – 5%), from 1 July 2013 until 30 June 2014.

The relevant product code (according to the Products’ Customs Code – TN VED TS) is 5504 10 000 0.