At the meeting the government decided to extend for another year a ban on Russian goods, which entered into force in 2016.
The government of Ukraine at a meeting on Tuesday, December 18, has extended introduced in 2016 a ban on the import of Russian goods until 31 December 2019.
This decision was made with the aim of ensuring national security of Ukraine in response to Russia’s introduction of the appropriate trade prohibitions and restrictions on Ukraine.
It is envisaged that this resolution will lapse on 1 January 2020, or after the termination of Russia’s use of discriminatory and unfriendly actions against Ukraine.
In the list of goods prohibited for import into the customs territory of Ukraine, were: meat of cattle, poultry and pork (fresh, chilled or frozen) meat and edible meat offal, salted or in brine, fish and shellfish, dairy products, processed cheeses, coffee, tea, food mixes, confectionery and bakery products, potatoes, baby food, pasta, sauces, flavorings and seasonings, beer, alcohol, vodka, food for cats and dogs, cigarettes with filter, means for washing the skin, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides, equipment for Railways and tramways, diesel-electric locomotives.
It is noted that last year in the previously approved list included additional items, such as polyethylene with a specific gravity of 0,94 or more, and a polyvinyl chloride, not mixed with other substances, ammonium sulphate, a mixture of ammonium nitrate with calcium carbonate or other inorganic substances which are not fertilizers.
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