OREANDA-NEWS. The government has proposed fixing the exchange rate in the period before the sanctions to pay import customs duties. Izvestia writes about this, referring to the working version of the anti-crisis plan of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The document says that the zeroing of import duties on critical Russian imports will be introduced for six months. It will cost the budget about $45-65 million monthly. However, the list of such products has not yet been officially approved by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).

The Russians will also increase the limit of duty-free import of goods by five times. Now this limit is €200, after the adoption of the plan it will rise to €1000. At the same time, the plan does not specify in what amount the income to the budget will decrease.

Experts noted that in 2021, a total of 0.55% of goods were cleared with the payment of customs duties that arrived from abroad. At the same time, due to fluctuations in the exchange rate of the ruble and the rise in prices for imported goods, the population's demand for them may decrease.

On March 16, the Ministry of Digital Development proposed to set the rate of customs duty on the import of computer equipment into Russia, as well as components for the production of electronics, at zero level for a period of six months.