Russia is due to cut import duties on a number of textiles from January 1 2001 reported Vremya Novostei today. Customs duties on overcoats and raincoats, men's and women's suits, jackets and trousers and shirts is to be set at between 20 and 30 per cent. The duty on other cotton commodities will stand at 20 per cent. The new customs duties will be operational within nine months.