The Board of Trustees

On 27 November, Senior Researcher Natalia Kornienko acted as moderator at the Round Table 'Important Issues of Indirect Taxation' in the framework of 10th Russian Tax Forum "Tax Maneuver-2014: A View of Business and Government", held by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

The discussion covered the following areas:

  1. The 'tax maneuver' in the oil industry: balancing indirect and direct taxes;
  2. The prospects of tax harmonization across the Eurasian Economic Union;
  3. Global approaches to levying excise taxes in the alcohol and tobacco industries;
  4. The necessity to alter the rules for collecting VAT levied on advance payments to foreign suppliers.

The following reports were delivered:

  • • N. A. Nechiporuk (RF Ministry of Finance): The 'Tax Maneuver' in the Oil Industry: Balancing Indirect and Direct Taxes;
  • • N. T. Mambetaliev (Eurasian Economic Commission): The Principles of Excise Tax Policies in the Eurasian Economic Union;
  • • Professor Sijbren Cnossen (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis): Coordination of Indirect Taxes in Regional Integration Schemes;
  • • V. M. Zaripov (Pepeliaev Group): The Conceptual Drawbacks of Russia's VAT Illustrated by Practical Examples;
  • • E. A. Vorotsov (Tobacco Industry Development Council): Russia's Excise Policy on Tobacco Products;
  • • V. V. Radaev (National Research University - Higher School of Economics): The Influence of Changes in the Taxation System on Companies' Behavior in Russia's Commodity Markets;
  • • Yan Zhan Ervi, T. S. Kharovskaya (Velle Ltd.): The Reduced Rate of VAT Applied to Russian-made Natural Products;
  • • A. V. Grachev (KPMG): The Zero Rate of VAT on Transport Services.