Russia suspended the export of logs to raise tariffs
"Russian business advisory" (РБК) 11 reported on 13, in order to ease the global financial crisis under the Russian forestry systems may face the impact as well as Russia and Europe (AU) summit to create a good atmosphere, 12, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said it would 9-10 months of delay implementation of the new export tariffs on logs. According to the Russian government's original plan, the new log export tariffs will be on January 1, 2009 come into effect, the tax rate from the current 15 euros / cubic meter shot up to 50 euros / cubic meter. Russian officials said the new tax as "prohibited" export tariffs, aimed at developing the country's timber Shenjiagongye. This news caused a large number of European countries, namely the strong protest and even to obstruct Russia's accession to the WTO with blackmail. The current financial crisis is easing the conflict, provided the stage for the parties.