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Russia Considering 30% Tax, Limits on Parcels from Internet Retailers

Friday, January 31, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

According to press sources, Russia has joined a growing number of countries considering limitations on imports from foreign online retailers in a bid to protect domestic companies. A 30% tax on such shipments valued over about $200, and a limitation of five business-to-consumer parcels per day for delivery services, are reportedly among the measures being discussed. The restrictions could block foreign companies from a market for Internet sales that is expected to more than triple over the next few years.

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