On December 25, 2014, the GOR approved Resolution #1495, "On introduction changes into export customs tariff rates for commodities, exported from the Russian Federation outside of the boundaries of states - members of the Customs Union Agreement." The document comes into force starting February 1, 2015, and is valid through June 30th, 2015. The measure was enacted to stabilize the Russian domestic grain market.

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On December 25, 2014, the GOR approved Resolution #1495, "On introduction changes into export customs tariff rates for commodities, exported from the Russian Federation outside of the boundaries of states - members of the Customs Union Agreement." The draft resolution was prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

According to the current Resolution, starting February 1, 2015, the government introduces export tariff for wheat in the amount of 15 percent of the customs value plus 7.5 Euros, but no less than 35 Euros, for 1 MT. The introduction of an export tariff for wheat was enacted to stabilize the Russian domestic grain market.

Unofficial translation:

Government Resolution #1495

On introduction changes into export customs tariff rates of commodities, exported from the Russian Federation outside of boundaries of member-states of the Custom Union Agreement.

December 25, 2014, Moscow

The Government of the Russian Federation decrees:

1. Exports customs tariff rates for commodities, exported from the Russian Federation outside of boundaries of member-states of the Custom Union, approved by the Russian Government Resolution # 754, dated August 30, 2013: "On Approving Export Customs Tariff Rates for commodities, exported from the Russian Federation outside the boundaries of the member-states of the Custom Union Agreement, and on recognition of ceasing to be in force some acts of the Government of the Russian Federation" (Collection of legislative acts of the Russian Federation, 2013, #36, article 4582; 2014, #31, article 4421), after the position classified by code TN VED TS "from 0306 29 890 0", add with the positions of the following contents:

 1001 11 000 0

 Seed

 15% +7.5 Euros, but no less than 35 Euros for 1 MT

 1001 19 000 0

 Other

 15% +7.5 Euros, but no less than 35 Euros for 1 MT

 1001 91 100 0

 Spelt wheat

 15% +7.5 Euros, but no less than 35 Euros for 1 MT

 1001 91 200 0

 Soft wheat and meslin

 15% +7.5 Euros, but no less than 35 Euros for 1 MT

 1001 91 900 0

 Other

 15% +7.5 Euros, but no less than 35 Euros for 1 MT

 1001 99 000 0

 Other

 15% +7.5 Euros, but no less than 35 Euros for 1 MT”.

2. The present Resolution comes into force starting February 1, 2015, and is valid through June 30, 2015.

Chairman of the Government

Russian Federation D. Medvedev

End unofficial translation.