"Russia will not allow you to constantly dumped into our market junk and transformed Russia into a cesspool of their waste equipment," — said the Prime Minister of Russia.
Russia will gradually increase the duty on second-hand first, and then for new cars. The Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin in an interview to "Russia 24".
According to the Russian prime minister, with the help of this step, the government will encourage foreign automakers to open their production in Russia.
Addressing representatives of foreign companies, the head of the Russian government said the country would defend its own production of cars by all means. "Do you realize that no country a fortiori Russia will not allow you to constantly dumped into our market junk and transformed Russia into a cesspool of their waste equipment. "
According to the Russian prime minister, the government understands that, on the one hand, the Russian consumer is still in need of foreign products, and the other — car manufacturers "can not immediately drop to the Russian market and expanded production."
In January 2009, the Government of Russia were increased import duties on new cars, which led to a substantial rise in price of cars in the country. After a slight recovery in the auto market This year,, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation spoke of returning to pre-crisis level of fees. However, the Ministry of Industry insisted that the fees have remained high for a long time — in the interests of the Russian automobile industry.
Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on the Customs Union. As part of this union is a unification of all customs duties. Belarusian duties on foreign cars is still significantly less than Russian. While the parties have agreed that Belarusian duties remain unchanged until July 1 next year. Thereafter Belarus will have go to the general with Russia and Kazakhstan, the amount of customs duties, which will lead to higher prices for cars.