Head of Russian delegation to OSCE PA says Ukraine not ready for dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 25, 5:02
Russian baritone Hvorostovsky cancels concerts due to continuing treatmentSociety & Culture February 25, 3:22
Russian prime minister declares 3rd Winter World Military Games openMilitary & Defense February 24, 22:33
Russia to veto UNSC resolution imposing sanctions on Syria — envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 22:29
Ukrainian MP Savchenko arrives in Donetsk republic to visit Ukrainian prisoners — agencyWorld February 24, 22:25
Russian Defense Ministry surprised over German MPs reaction to Reichstag miniature plansRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 16:32
Iraq's PM orders airstrikes on IS positions in SyriaWorld February 24, 16:09
Nord Stream 2 financing model to be ready by year end - OMVBusiness & Economy February 24, 13:44
Churkin left bright mark in history of Russian diplomacy, Lavrov saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 12:20
MOSCOW, November 6 (Itar-Tass) - Russia's Cabinet has approved simpler rules for the export of amber to fellow members of the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The changes will govern movement of the substance from Kaliningrad, Russia's westernmost region on the Baltic and site of the world's largest amber field with around 90 percent of total reserves.
Proposals destined for parliament aim to foster favorable conditions for development of amber production locally. Enterprises making amber goods there will be able to reduce the financial and time costs involved in documentation, ministers hope.
The bill applies to products from Kaliningrad region's special economic zone. It states that movement of raw amber and items made from amber as well as goods made from precious metals not covered by free customs zone procedures will not require confirmation of their status as Customs Union goods, irrespective of entity, person and method of transportation, if documents confirm these goods have a state hallmark.
Documents are not required if such valuables are taken out by individuals for personal use.