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on 25 Oct 2012
I have heard that the Import tax on household/personal items when moving to Russia is EUR 4.00 per kg. Is this true? Does anyone know pls? Thank you
Anonymous (not verified) on 29 Jan 2013 - 14:40
Yes it is true, I moved last summer 2012 and you must pay to Russian customs when your goods arrived 4 euros/kg. You can find furniture here at Ikea for much cheaper prices than bringing your own. Look for semi-furnished/furnished apartments
Anonymous (not verified) on 3 May 2013 - 21:43
?I just was reading that Russia dropped the Import tax for the personal furniture and other belongings as of 2011.
Anonymous (not verified) on 10 Sep 2013 - 14:12
What is the factual situation?
Anonymous (not verified) on 29 Sep 2013 - 22:25
I have beautiful furniture now why would I go for cheap Ikea? If you are a student: maybe. But we are looking for a long stay... But... 4 euro per kg is absolute robbery! our China cabinet alone will take at least 300 kg...So... what is a real situation?
saramailis on 3 Oct 2018 - 15:21

Hi, we are about to move to Moscow and I am a bit horrified at the import tax we are looking to pay. We are not taking furniture just linen, crockery, clothes and ornaments - I expect it is 1000 kg worth- so will we really be looking at 5000 odd euros to manage just the tax??? I wonder how the original enquirer got on with her furniture?! How do ordinary people manage this cost?/do people usually move their belongings???

thanks so much!

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