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EU Urges Russia to Reconsider Rise in Export Duties on Timber



Posted on 01 April 2008
From International Herald Tribune: European Union officials urged Russia on Tuesday to reconsider an increase in duties on raw timber exported to EU nations, warning the decision will hurt Moscow's bid to join the World Trade Organization. Russian authorities said Tuesday the country was raising its tax on exports to 25 percent, or €15 (US$23.72) per cubic meter, Russian media reported. The old rate stood at 20 percent, or €10 (US$15.81) per cubic meter. Read the article...