Ukrainian Army units shell Donetsk Republic in first hours of newceasefireWorld June 24, 5:19
Politician says Russia vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watchSport June 23, 21:11
Kyrgyz president sees revival of relations with Russia as major result of his tenureWorld June 23, 20:49
Ex-premier says initiative to impeach Poroshenko stems from Ukraine’s economy collapseWorld June 23, 20:20
This week in photos: Confederations Cup opening and summer solstice celebrationsSociety & Culture June 23, 19:11
Turkish ambassador to Russia: Moscow and Ankara to join efforts in war on terrorWorld June 23, 18:45
Ukraine’s finance ministry files appeal to London Court against Russia in $3 bln debt caseBusiness & Economy June 23, 18:42
Ukrainian society tired of Poroshenko’s policy — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 17:58
Deutsche Welle sees Russian international broadcasters as threat to European ideasWorld June 23, 17:34
MOSCOW, January 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Ministry of Economic Development (MED) did not support early annulment of export duties on nickel and copper for support of metal producers, Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexei Likhachev told journalists.
Previously, some metallurgical companies requested the government about earlier reduction of export duties on nickel and copper than stipulated in WTO commitments.
The issue was under consideration but the ministry was inclined to reject the request, Likhachev said. The current duty of 3.5% will become zero by 2016. Budget would lose $240 million from annulment, he added explaining this would be a considerable loss and “the purely fiscal factor is at work."
The final decision is within competence of the governmental commission on customs tariff regulation.