A ban on timber exports will be introduced in Russia from 2022
2021-07-19 03:22

A ban on timber exports will be introduced in Russia from 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to introduce a ban on the export of untreated roundwood from the country starting from January 1, 2022, according to the list of instructions published on the website of the Kremlin following the congress of the United Russia party.

According to the document, it is forbidden to export from Russia unprocessed and roughly processed timber of coniferous and valuable deciduous species. The Cabinet of Ministers is responsible for overseeing the ban.

In addition, the President instructed to provide for the equipment of customs posts with modern control systems, and, if necessary, to amend the acts of the Eurasian Economic Union and the forest legislation of Russia. The report should be prepared by the government until December 1, 2021.

Earlier, Russia imposed new export duties on timber with a moisture content exceeding 22%. To export softwood and oak, for which there were no duties earlier, the rate will be 10%, but not less than 13 and 15 euros per cubic meter. For beech and ash the rate will also be 10%, but not less than 50 euros per cubic meter. Previously the rates were 10 and 12 euros per cubic meter respectively. The duties will remain in effect until the end of the year.

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Author: Karina Kamalova