MINSK, September 22 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia receives full export duties on oil and oil products from Belarus, the chief of the Federal Customs Service Andrei Belyaninov said at the second international scientific and practical conference The Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia : Today and Tomorrow, here on Thursday.
“The Russian budget receives all the funds that are required,” he said.
In reply to a journalist’s query whether it is planned to revise the Belarusian quota in the total fund of customs duties over harsh problems in Belarusian economy, Belyaninov stated that it is a matter of jurisdiction of the financial bodies of the three member-countries of the Customs Union. Meanwhile, he noted that the figures of the Belarusian foreign trade show a higher trade volume, including that with Russia. “Any crises or difficulties can be considered at various aspects, particularly because Belarusian economy is substantially export-oriented. When the inflation processes are unrolling in the country, it is for the benefit of exporters and this confirms that any crisis can be used for the benefit of the enterprises in the country,” Belyaninov underlined.