Kiev banned Russian slate

Киев запретил российский шифер

The decision was taken by the Cabinet at its meeting on 23 may

Changes made in the list of goods prohibited for import into the customs territory of Ukraine.

The Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decree prohibiting the import into Ukraine of asbestos (asbestos cement corrugated sheets) and mixtures of ammonium nitrate with calcium carbonate with a nitrogen content not exceeding 28%. The decision was taken at a government meeting on Wednesday, may 23, the press service of the Ministry of economic development and trade.

Changes made in the list of goods prohibited for import into the customs territory of Ukraine. The decree comes into force 10 days from the date of its publication.

The Ministry stressed that the decision was made “in response to discriminatory and unfriendly actions against Ukraine on the part of the aggressor state”.

“It is expected that this measure will improve the position of Ukrainian producers, save jobs, reduce social tension in the regions to increase budget revenues from taxation of domestic production”, – added in Department.

The project also proposed to exclude from the list heading “mixtures of ammonium nitrate with calcium carbonate or other inorganic substances which are not fertilizers”.

During the meeting, the Chairman of the Council of the Federation of employers of Ukraine Dmytro Oliynyk proposed to leave the position in the list. First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of economic development and trade Stepan Kubiv said that the issue will be finalized in a one-day period.

Earlier it was reported that in the first quarter of the current year import of goods into Ukraine from Russia increased in comparison with the same period in 2017 by 28.4%, to 1.9 billion.


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