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Russia bans transit of European goods imported through Ukraine

Thursday, July 7
“In accordance with a presidential decree, a temporary ban has been introduced in Russia effective from July 1 2016, on the transit of Ukrainian goods and on freight traffic from third countries which travel through the territory of Ukraine to Kazakhstan,” said the Kazakh National Chamber of Entrepreneurs.

The Chamber informed about the decision after a meeting with representatives of Russia’s Federal Customs Service in Kazakhstan.

In particular, the ban is applicable to goods going from Turkey through the territory of Ukraine and goods of some countries of the European Union, with regards to which Russia collects custom duties above zero, as well as the products from the “sanctions” list.

Meanwhile, over the appeal of the Kazakh government, the Russian government may allow the transportation of certain goods for which the ban was introduced.

It was previously reported that the decree on the special order of the goods import from Ukraine’s territory through Russia applies to traffic from Ukraine to Kyrgyzstan.

The decree is valid until late 2017. (