Production of Russian flu vaccines in Nicaragua may start on October 22Society & Culture October 22, 7:44
Mascot of 2018 World Cup should be remembered like Olympic Mishka, Mutko saysSport October 22, 6:31
Nineteen people killed, 3 injured in helicopter crash landing in Russia's YamalSociety & Culture October 22, 5:00
Donetsk’s suburb comes under shelling by Ukrainian troopsWorld October 22, 4:16
Russia to host 2018 FIFA World Cup at highest level — MutkoSport October 22, 2:12
Wolf chosen as mascot of 2018 FIFA World Cup in RussiaSport October 22, 2:00
Warming in Russian-British relations not in sight over short term, says expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 1:38
Ceasefire agreements signed with 15 more Syrian settlements — Russian Defense MinistryWorld October 22, 0:39
Russian State Duma speaker confirms readiness to meet PACE presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 0:15
GORKI, February 8. /TASS/. The Russian government has not made the decision to impose a tax on car tires, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters.
"There isn’t such decision", he said.
Earlier, the Russian Business Consulting agency (RBC) reported referring to its sources that the Russian government may put tires on the list of goods, which are subject to excise duty. According to the sources, now the introduction of excise duties is being considered only regarding three items - palm oil, soft drinks and tires.
In his turn, chairman of the Association of manufacturers of tires and CEO of NokianTyres Russia Andrei Pantyukhov said he knew about possible introduction of excise duties on tires. According to him, this is being discussed in the government.
Pantyukhov said that amid the economic crisis, when there is a decline in sales of new cars, and the purchasing power of citizens falls, the introduction of excise duties will lead to a new rise in prices and further market contraction. This will be followed by a reduction in personnel and tax revenues.
He also noted that the car is already an excise product and introducing an additional excise duty on one of its components will be redundant.