Articles by Charles De Jager

WTO: New 'Utilization' Duty on Vehicles Infringes International Trade Law

  • 11 September 12
  • Salans LLP, Brussels Office
Since Sept. 1, 2012, Russia applies an additional "utilization" duty on various vehicles imported into or manufactured within its territory. Passenger cars, commercial trucks and motor buses are all covered, with the rate of duty varying considerably depending upon a vehicle's age and the volume, size and capacity of its engine. For example, the amount of the duty can vary from approximately 50 euros for cars imported by private persons to over 150,000 euros for certain second-hand heavy trucks.