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Tariff exemptions and preferences

Tariff exemptions and tariff preferences in the Customs Union of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation are determined by the Treaty on Unified Customs and Tariff Regulation of 25 January 2008 (hereinafter – the Treaty), Decision of the Customs Union Commission of November, 27, 2009 130 «On the Unified Customs and Tariff Regulation of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation»as well as by other decisions of the Customs Union Commission.

Tariff exemptions are allowed for the following goods:

  • goods (except for excisable goods) imported on account of credits granted by foreign governments and international financial institutions in accordance with the international treaties of the Customs Union member states;
  • goods imported as a contribution of the founder (both foreign and national) to the charter capital;
  • process equipment, components and spare parts to it, raw materials imported for the exclusive use in the member state of the Customs Union within the framework of the investment project, which is appropriate to priority activity (sector) of the Customs Union member state;
  • others

Also within the framework of CU/CEA there is a system of tariff preferences for developing and least developed countries to the set list of goods. For more information, see «trade regimes».