Indian jewelers say dropping import duties on Russian diamonds will boost bilateral trade
According to Shah, India sees the Russian market as a “very promising.”
“We import rough diamonds from Russia worth around $3.5 billion,” he said, adding that reduction in duties will increase bilateral trade by $2-3 billion. “If the duties are reduced or zeroed, trade between India and Russia will flourish,” the chairman said.Also on rt.com New Year’s surprise from nature: Russia’s diamond titan unearths massive 190-carat gem
The two countries have been developing cooperation in the diamond industry in recent years, with Russia’s Alrosa and India’s GJEPC considering preferential tax treatment for diamond trading.
The world’s largest diamond cutting and polishing center in India is one of Alrosa’s key trade partners, according to the Russian company’s president, Sergey Ivanov.
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