The Cabinet does not consider proposals to restrict imports of industrial goods from Turkey

The Cabinet does not consider proposals to restrict imports of industrial goods from Turkey

GORKI, December 22. The Russian government is not considering any proposal to restrict imports of industrial goods from Turkey. About it has informed journalists a press-Secretary, Natalya Timakova.

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“Offers of Ministry of industry and trade to restrict imports, the government is not currently considered,” she said.

Earlier on Tuesday the Deputy Minister of industry and trade of Russia Viktor Evtukhov said on the sidelines of the forum “Internet economy” that the Ministry proposes to prohibit the import into Russia of 70-80% of light industry products from Turkey.

“70-80% of Turkish imports of light industry is that we can safely replace. It’s not such a big import of consumer goods industry we have €1.1 billion In total imports is 6 percent,” he said.

Evtukhov believes that domestic producers so there will be additional benefits. “We worked (this issue – approx. ed.) with major manufacturers, industry associations. Held several meetings, discussed, then developed this proposal,” he said.

According to him, the Ministry has transferred relevant proposals concerning the goods of the Turkish light industry-specific categories in the Ministry of economic development.

The second stage of restrictive measures

As previously reported, the Russian government has worked out the second stage of restrictive measures against Turkey.

The new resolution introduces a list of activities (services) that are prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation for organizations within the jurisdiction of Turkey. We are talking about the import of construction services, tourism services, services of hotels, as well as wood processing and the training of civilian personnel of airlines of the Russian Federation in Turkey.

By order dated November 30, the government has imposed an immediate ban exports from Turkey limited list of food, stopped the part of government cooperation programs and limited the involvement of Turkish citizens in the Russian Federation.

The attack on the Russian su-24M and its consequences

November 24, fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 shot down Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria.

In response, the defense Ministry said the su-24M was in the skies over Syria and crossed the border by the Turkish aircraft. The crew of the downed bomber managed to eject, however, commander Oleg Peshkov was killed by ground fire. Navigator Konstantin Muratina saved the Russian military and taken to a Russian base. During the operation to evacuate the pilots of the su-24M was lost helicopter Mi-8. In the death of a marine-contract employee Alexander Pozynich.

Putin called the attack a Turkish air force aircraft of the Russian Federation, who participated in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, “the stab in the back” of Russia.

The Russian head of state on 28 November signed a decree on the temporary ban from 1 January 2016 to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. With the new year also suspends the agreement with Turkey on visa-free regime. A ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain goods from Turkey (the list will be determined by the government). In addition, it is not recommended to tour operators to sell trips to Turkey. The government was instructed to strengthen control over the activities of the Turkish road carriers on the territory of Russia in order to ensure security.

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Author: TSYGANOV, Alexander