Russia plans new border crossing fee October 20, 2016/in Russia Updates /by AnaC The Russian Ministry of Transport plans to establish new taxes on border crossings, as Russian “Kommersant” reports. Shippers using road or rail to get goods into Russia from another country will have to pay a new fee as of January 1st, 2017. The fees will be based on the tonnage hauled by trains and trucks, and the exact amount of the fee will be announced later in the year. The money received from the taxes will be used to modernize the country’s border crossings, which need $4 billion in investments, according to the Russian Ministry of Transport. Shipping companies say that the additional border taxes will cause a tariff increase, which will, in turn, increase the market for products. This might negatively influence exports to Russia. Need help with shipments to Russia – or any other country? RCL has extensive experience shipping throughout the world – contact us today for assistance with your shipping needs!