Odesa enterprise officials tried to buy Russian low-quality products

Source : 112 Ukraine

The tender conditions were forcibly fit for Russian products which are, according to the experts, of considerably worse quality than domestic analogue
12:14, 30 August 2017

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Ukraine’s Security Service officers cut out the purchase of Russian equipment by Odesa state public utility company for the amount of more than 665,000 dollars during the tendering. This was reported by regional SBU press service.

 “Law enforcers found out that one of Odesa state public utility companies announced a tender for the purchase of equipment for its own needs. During the audit of the bidding documents, special services officers found out that the tender conditions were "written out" specifically for the products of Russian production,” the message says.

Officials made such requirements despite the decision of Ukraine's National Committee for Industrial Development on granting mandatory unconditional advantage to domestic manufacturers in any tenders for provision of products to state enterprises.

Related: Ukraine increases export of agricultural products to EU by one third

According to expert's report of the state research institute, products of Russian manufacturer are of considerably worse quality than the domestic analogues and do not meet current technical requirements.

Based on SBU materials, the tender committee canceled the purchase of Russian equipment. New procurement requirements provide for the participation of domestic producers only.

As it was reported earlier Ukraine will sue Russia on agricultural products through WTO before the year’s end. This will be the fourth law suit against Russia in the WTO.

Related: European Parliament to expand trade preferences for agriculture products from Ukraine

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