shoesstar
New customs duties on shoes: whose interests do officials protect?
23.11.2011 2167

New customs duties on shoes: whose interests do officials protect?

On November 21, 2011, at a meeting of the subcommittee on protective measures in foreign trade and customs and tariff policy, chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov, it was decided to increase the Euro component from 1,8 euros / pair to 2,5 euros / pair in relation to Import duties on certain types of leather shoes.

Thus, at the December meeting of the Customs Union Commission 3 different points of view will be presented: the Republic of Belarus proposes to close the market for imports - 20%, but not less than 2,7 euros / pair, the Republic of Kazakhstan - against tariff changes, Russian officials - contrary to economic realities market made their decision. Understanding how severe the consequences of increasing customs duties for consumers and legal market players can be, the National Shoe Union intends to seek a review of the decision.

Even before the official discussion of the issue by the Russian side, the National Shoe Union, as well as Russian retailers and importers of shoes, opposed the increase in customs duties. In particular, experts noted that such a decision would result in a significant increase in prices for consumers and an increase in the share of the shadow shoe market, which today is about 40%. At the same time, barrage measures, as practice shows, do not stimulate Russian shoe manufacturers. So, since 1996, the volume of production of leather shoes has not practically grown, and today, together with the state order, it makes up only 3% of the volume of consumption. “At the same time, the range of products is very scarce and amounts to 10% of the population consumed. There is no production of model, heeled women’s shoes, modern sports shoes, ”said Natalia Demidova, Director General of the National Shoe Union.

An increase in the duty on cheap shoes will lead to higher retail prices and an even greater financial burden on low-income people who will be forced to return to clothing markets. Small and medium-sized businesses operating in this segment will suffer.

“At present, the average Russian, who has an income lower than the European, is forced to buy shoes at a higher price. But, apparently, this is not enough for officials, ”said Natalya Demidova. “The proposed measure will not lead to an increase in the production of domestic products, but will cause a new wave of corruption, smuggling, and reduce taxes to the budget.”

In connection with the decision of the subcommission, the National Shoe Union plans to hold a “round table” in early December with the participation of leading economists and representatives of the shoe business. The meeting will discuss the place of Russia in the global shoe business based on the results of the World Shoe Congress and a consolidated position will be worked out on the issue of effective measures for the development of the Russian shoe market as a whole.

November 21, 2011 at a meeting of the subcommittee on protective measures in foreign trade and customs and tariff policy, chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov, it was decided ...
5
1
Rating
Midinblu

Latest News

The starry sky is the main theme in the design of the Skandia children's collection autumn-winter 2020-2021

The Italian brand Skandia has released a new collection of footwear for children and teenagers fall-winter 2020-2021. The Italian brand Skandia has released a new collection of footwear for children and teenagers fall-winter 2020-2021. Stars, flowers and splashes of watercolors decorate ...
01.10.2020 7

Crocs has released a collaboration with Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny

The American brand of clogs Crocs presents a collaboration with the Latin American superstar Bad Bunny. The classic Bad Bunny X Crocs clogs are detailed with jibbits that glow in the dark.
30.09.2020 19

Vagabond Shoemakers launched an online store in Russia

The Swedish shoe brand Vagabond Shoemakers announced the launch of an official online store in Russia. On the website vagabond.com, it became possible to place an order with delivery to any Russian region.
30.09.2020 22

Aymod exhibition starts in Istanbul

Today in Istanbul, at the CNR Expo exhibition center, the 63rd Aymod international exhibition of shoes, bags and accessories, the largest b2b platform in Turkey, opened.
30.09.2020 229

Fashion Consulting Group predicts a radical reduction in turnover in the fashion retail market

According to Anush Gasparyan, Commercial Director of Fashion Consulting Group, as a result of the pandemic, the range of fall in the fashion market in Russia may range from 25% to 40%. This will largely depend on the situation in the second half of the year.
30.09.2020 323
When you sign up, you will receive weekly news and articles about the shoe business on your e-mail.

To the beginning