Foreign online purchases tax still discussed

The idea of imposing a tax on Belarusians’ purchases in foreign online shops ‘is being studied’, Belarusian Minister of Trade Valyantsin Chakanau said. It is necessary to analyze the technical aspect of the innovation, other countries’ experience and find out what types of goods are being sent to our country, Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus quotes the Minister.

"It is impossible to speak about exact terms at the moment. The issue is still being studied,” the Minister said.

The idea to impose a tax on purchases in foreign online shops was pronounced by speaker of the Council of the Republic and ex-PM Mihail Myasnikovich. It has been supported by the Ministry of Trade.

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