35% of Russians To Stop Shopping Online Due to New Duties

24 July 2018 (09:25)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, July 24, 2018. 35% of Russians who now make purchases at online shops abroad will stop doing so if the customs duty will get imposed on purchases exceeding €200 in value. Shopping abroad will simply no longer be worth it, the survey respondents explain to Romir Holding.

22% of those surveyed said they would look for ways to avoid customs duty and 27% said they were keeping track of the proposed changes in the legislation. Only 9% of respondents said they were willing to go on shopping online despite the new duty.

As it happens, the share of online shoppers who buy over €200 worth of goods abroad only comes to 5% at the moment. The number will shrink even more once the customs duty has been imposed.

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