Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to impose special duties for the import of coal, diesel fuel, and liquefied gas. The duties will be active by the end of the year. The respective decree may be found on the government portal website.
The document says that the duties will be imposed so as to protect safety interests in the extraordinary circumstances in international relations. The rate of duty for gasoils will make 4 percent, for liquefied gas - 3 percent, and for most types of coal, it will make 65 percent.
If the origin country of goods that the duties are applied to cannot be defined, such goods are released for free turnover all over Ukraine - as long as special duty is paid under the defined rates of duty.
Earlier, Head of the Committee on Energy and Housing and Utilities Services Andriy Gerus said that if a ban on electricity imports is introduced at the legislative level, Belarus may refuse to buy electricity, which Energoatom recently started to supply to the country.