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President Vladimir Putin met with Mikhail Vanin, Chairman of the State Customs Committee

June 4, 2001

The President instructed Mr Vanin to start collecting indirect taxes on trade with CIS countries, in keeping with the destination principle.

Mikhail Vanin told Vladimir Putin about measures taken by the State Customs Committee to switch to this system from July 1, 2001, and also informed the President of its proposals to cut customs duties on imports.

June 4, 2001