The Russian government will introduce new customs taxes on oil exports to countries beyond the Customs Union on June 1, 2003. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov signed a corresponding ruling on May 16, 2003, the department of government information reported.
The oil export tax will drop from $40.3 to $26.8 per ton and on oil products from $36.3 to $24.1 per ton. The customs tax on liquid gas exports will decrease from $36.3 to $24.1 per ton.
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