Custom Duty Implication of E-Commerce in Russia

The customs duty implications of e-commerce in Russia are unclear. According to Russian law, the supply of goods over the “electronic border” is subject to customs laws. As a result, the import of electronic products is subject to import duties in Russia, which violates the World Trade Organization (WTO) customs duty moratorium. However, Russia is trying to adapt to the international regulation of the WTO.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What duties are imposed on indirect e-commerce transaction from abroad to Russia?
What duties are imposed on direct e-commerce transaction from abroad to Russia?
Why is it difficult for Russia to lower tariff levels in accordance with WTO guidelines?

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