Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission recently lowered the threshold of free of duty import.

More concretely, it means Russian travellers importing goods through land transportation (cross border activities), have seen their allowance threshold reduced by 3 times, from 1,500€ to 500€.

As new legal regulations may drive behavioural changes for cross border shopping, full impact will need to be monitored over the next coming months.

The following infographic reports the recent evolution of Russian globe shoppers’ Tax Free ShoppingA number of countries offer VAT/GST refunds to international... More spend in neighbouring countries from January to March 2019.

Russian globe shoppers ' Tax Free Shopping spend in neighbouring countries from January to March 201