Wednesday, July 6 2016 20:10 EEST
Cabinet prolongs embargo on Russian food
Ukraime, prolong, embargo, sanctions, Russia, goods, decision, ban, food, transportation, products, approve, Putin

The ban on the import of products from the Russian territory will be valid until the end of 2017.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has decided to prolong the embargo on import of Russian goods from the territory of the Russian Federation up to December 31, 2017.

The first Vice Prime Minister and the Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv says that according to the Cabinet of Ministers’ decision No. 1147 from December 30, 2015 on prohibition of import of goods from Russian Federation into the territory of Ukraine, they have prolonged he ban until the end of 2017 in response to Russia’s embargo in relation to Ukraine.

'This draft resolution has been prepared in order to ensure the national security of Ukraine in response to Russia’s imposition of the corresponding trade bans and restrictions on Ukraine,' he stressed.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently signed a decree on prolongation of the food embargo for another 18 months – up to December 31, 2017.

According to the changes, the rules of import of goods from the territory of Ukraine through Russia are no valid not only for Kazakhstan but also for Kyrgyzstan.

They also have introduced a ban on transportation of the goods, for which Russia set certain import duties at rates different from zero, and the goods included in the list of agricultural products, raw materials and food, approved by the Russian government.

The Russian government has the right to let some transportation of certain products from the above-mentioned list, when it receives any requests from the governments of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan if the rules for the transportation are to be kept correctly.

As reported earlier by, London urges to extend anti-Russian sanctions. 

latest news