EEC Council adopted decision on tariff exemption for raw sugar in 2023

The Eurasian Economic Commission’s Council decided to grant tariff exemptions in the form of duty-free import of cane raw sugar during the period through to December 31, 2023.

Sugar imported to the Republic of Belarus in the amount of no more than 100 ths tons, to the Republic of Kazakhstan – in the amount of no more than 350 ths tons, to the Kyrgyz Republic – in the amount of no more than 50 ths tons and to the Russian Federation – in the amount of no more than 100 ths tons is exempt from import customs duty.

“The decision was adopted with due regard to the EAEU Member States' indicative balances on sugar for 2023. The approved tariff exemption is aimed at developing the domestic production of the sugar industry and providing the Union countries' enterprises with raw materials,” said Andrey Slepnev, EEC Minister in charge of Trade.

Besides, he has clarified that the issue is planned to be discussed in autumn given the possibilities for the mutual coverage of demands for sugar by the EAEU Member States.

The Decision shall come into effect after 10 calendar days have elapsed from the date of its official publication.