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Russia imposes duties on imports from ‘unfriendly’ countries — RT Business News

The Ministry of Commerce has set a 35% import tax on shampoo and toothpaste, as well as civilian weapons and bullets

Moscow has introduced a 35% levy on goods imported from countries violating Russia’s economic interests, according to a resolution issued Friday evening by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The measure, which is valid until December 31, 2023, targets shampoos, hair products, toothpastes, shaving creams, deodorants and other personal care products and detergents imported from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Poland.

In addition, the 35% tax now applies to civilian weapons and ammunition, including smoothbore firearms, sporting and hunting rifles, equipment for launching rescue flares, rifles firing blank cartridges, as well as bullets for pneumatic weapons.

The government orders “to approve, by December 31, 2023, the attached customs duty rates in respect of certain goods imported from states and territories which take measures contrary to the economic interests of the Russian Federation, other than the single customs tariff rates of the Eurasian Economic Union”, reads the document.

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The ministry stressed that all products on the list have Russian-made alternatives.

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