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

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 ˆ200 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 ˆ200 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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