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Ukraine's government prolongs ban on import of Russian goods till 2020

The relevant decree was adopted at the Cabinet session on December 18
14:20, 18 December 2018

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Ukraine’s government extends the ban on the entry of the approved list of the Russian goods to Ukraine till December 31, 2019. The relevant decree was adopted at the Cabinet session on December 18. Ukrainian News agency published the text of the document.

In particular, the Cabinet of Ministers amended its 2015 decree “On the ban on the import of Russia goods to the customs area”, according to which its effect was extended to December 31, 2019 (inclusively).

This decision was made to provide Ukraine’s national security as a reaction to the imposition of relevant trade bans and restrictions by Russia towards Ukraine.

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At the same time, it provides that this decree will lose its effect since January 1, 2020, and after Russia stops using discriminating and unfriendly acts against Ukraine.

Here is the list of the Russian goods banned for import in the customs area of Ukraine: bovine, poultry and pork (fresh, chilled and frozen), meat and edible meat co-products, pickled or in brine, fish and shellfish, dairy products, melt cheese, coffee, tea, blended food, pastry, bakery products, potato, flavorings and spices, beer, alcohol, vodka, nutrition for cats and dogs, cigarettes with filters, products for skin washing, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides, equipment for railways and tramways, diesel-electric locomotives.

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It was noted that last year, this list also included polyethylene with the proportion of 0,94 and more, and pure polyvinylchloride, ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate with calcium or other inorganic substances, which are not fertilizers.

The decree of the Cabinet of Ministers on the ban on the import of specific Russian goods to Ukraine came into force in January 2016.

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