: Russia imposes new restrictions on transit of Ukrainian goods

12:09 Jul. 4, 2016

Russia imposes new restrictions on transit of Ukrainian goods

Ukrainian trucks near the Russian border (UNIAN Photo)

Current ban earlier imposed on Ukrainian goods heading to Kazakhstan now applies to transits to the Kyrgyz Republic

Russia has imposed additional restrictions on the transit of Ukrainian goods through its territory, the press service of Ukraine's Ministry of Economic Development and Trade reports.

The ministry notes that the decree of the President of the Russian Federation was promulgated on July 3, 2016, introducing additional restrictions on the transit of Ukrainian goods through the territory of the Russian Federation. 

Read also Ukraine brings into force second round of trade bans on Russian goods

In particular, the current restrictions earlier imposed on Ukrainian goods heading to Kazakhstan now apply to transits to the Kyrgyz Republic.

The legislative changes also provide for a complete ban of transit of embargoed goods.

"These changes may temporarily cause a complete halt to the transit of goods from Ukraine via the Russian territory not only to the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic, but also to the third countries," the ministry said.

Read also AFP: Russia blocks transit of Ukrainian goods

The Ministry of Economic Development emphasized that the introduction of Russian restrictions on the transit of Ukrainian goods was economically and legally unfounded and was expected to lead to an artificial deterioration of Ukraine's terms of trade with the third countries, particularly in Central Asia.

"These restrictions by the Russian Federation are opaque, unjustified and discriminatory, and therefore they violate the obligations, in particular, taken within the framework of the World Trade Organization and the Free Trade Area Treaty," the ministry said.

Reporting by UNIAN

comments powered by Disqus

RELATED NEWS

Business15:08 Dec. 9, 2016
EU mediates Russia-Ukraine gas talks as standoff continues
Business16:12 Dec. 8, 2016
Gazprom applied for Turkish Stream pipeline building
Business11:48 Dec. 8, 2016
Flagship Ukraine privatization flops as plant attracts no bids - Reuters
Business11:44 Dec. 6, 2016
EU spells out its stance on wood export ban
Business19:08 Nov. 29, 2016
Three reasons to invest in Poland to reach the EU market
Ukraine Today WEEKLY DIGEST
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe
vk154998