Shopping tax will be introduced in a month?
11:27, — Politics
The issues regarding a fee for foreign shopping are scheduled to be worked out within a month.
At the same time the outside travel fee should not concern tourists, Belarus’ vice-Prime Minister Piotr Prakapovich told today during an online session with the Respublika newspaper.
“In the meanwhile possible solutions to the issue are being considered”, - Prakapovich noted.
He also once again highlighted that the fee, in case it is introduced, will not concern the people, going on touristic trips. It will touch upon those, “who goes shopping every 2-3 days and brings many goods” for selling in the territory of Belarus.
We would remind that the suggestion to introduce a fee for Belarusians going abroad for shopping came from Lukashenka as he visited a public corporation Motovelo on 6 September.
“We are criticized – poor country, but our people take up to $3 billion out of the country to the European Union and bring goods that we produce too”, - Lukashenka emphasized. “I have long ordered to develop measures against that, up to setting a fee for going abroad. This will be like the following: we serve you at the border – pay $100 a head and go abroad”, - he claimed.
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