Member countries of the Customs Union decided to remove duties and taxes on import of some types of transport aircraft, Prime reports with reference to the Minister of Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Andrey Slepnev.
According to him, this refers to import of two types of aircraft: 1) aircraft with a takeoff weight of 60-80 tons; 2) aircraft with a takeoff weight of over 370 tons. "For these aircraft types there will be no duties and taxes (even no VAT) in case of temporary importation for the period of five years (until December 31st 2017) or less", - he said at a press-conference held in Almaty.
In addition, it is planned to add a privilege for Kazakhstan related to aircraft with a takeoff weight of 60-80 tons (the privilege will expire on December 31st 2017). "This will be a privileged import without re-export. The carriers will be allowed to import the aircraft and operate it for unlimited period of time", - the Minister added.
"At present our enterprises are unable to manufacture aircraft of the types and the state decided to meet our needs and remove duties and taxes on import of such vehicles", - Slepnev explained. "I think that this decision will be announced in a week or two", - he added.