Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Aug. 24
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbekistan will introduce new tariffs on the import of some consumer goods from September 1, 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan said August 24.
In particular, an import duty on apples and pears has been set at 30 percent of the customs value, but not less than $ 0.4 per kilogram.
Moreover, a specific rate on import of almonds and nuts has been increased up to at least $1.5 per kilogram versus the previous level of not less than $1 per kilogram (while maintaining the ad valorem rate of 30 percent).
A combined rate for the import of milk powder and cream has doubled - up to 10 percent of the customs value, but not less than $ 0.3 per kilogram versus five percent, but not less than $ 0.15 per kilogram earlier.
A combined rate of 30 percent was introduced on the import of meat, poultry and pork, but not less than $1 per kilogram versus the same ad valorem rate of 30 percent.
The foreign trade turnover of Uzbekistan reduced by three percent up to $28.054 billion at the end of 2014 compared to 2013. The exports reduced by 6.5 percent - up to $14.084 billion, imports increased by one percent - to $13.97 billion.
Edited by CN