Medvedev asks govt to think about introducing tax-free for foreign tourists

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has asked the government again to discuss the possibility of introducing tax free for foreign tourists.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has asked the government again to discuss the possibility of introducing tax free for foreign tourists.

During a meeting with his deputies on Monday, Medvedev said he had signed a number of orders, including an order on VAT compensation.

"Among the issues addressed by these orders is the refund of the value-added tax, which is called tax-free worldwide. I would ask you to go back to this issue once again and analyze it," Medvedev said.

Medvedev said this issue has already been discussed, but "many foreigners and tourists in general are saying that such tax concessions stimulate trade."

Medvedev said this order was signed at the 13th International Investment Forum held in Sochi. All in all, fifteen orders were signed "on a wide range of issues, from construction and the extraction of mineral resources to the adjustment of some currency and investment positions."

Some of these orders are expected to become bills, Medvedev said.

"I hope you will monitor the fulfillment of these 15 orders within your power," Medvedev told his deputies.

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