KIEV, December 29. The Ministry of economic development and trade of Ukraine has prepared a list of Russian food products, import of which to the country will be banned from January 10, 2016. About it reported in a press-Department service.
Poroshenko signed a law allowing the Cabinet to impose economic sanctions against Russia
“Proposals for the establishment on 2 January 2016 for products originating from the Russian Federation import duty rates MFN, as well as the introduction from January 10, 2016 prohibit the import of products originating in the Russian Federation”, – stated in the message.
The list of 43 types of goods. In particular, it is prohibited to import bakery, pastry, chocolates, meat, fish, coffee, black tea, baby food, filter cigarettes, beer, vodka, and a range of other products.
Earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law “On foreign economic activity”, which gives the government powers to apply economic sanctions against Russia.
The Ukrainian Parliament adopted the law on 24 December. In accordance with the document, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine may take “additional measures” in case of “discriminatory or unfriendly actions on the part of the state, the Verkhovna Rada recognized as an aggressor”. In particular, the government will be in a position to impose “a ban on foreign trade restrictions, or limitations”, and also to cancel tariff preferences.
Rada adopted the document in response to the Russian law “On suspending the Russian Federation of the Treaty on the free trade zone against Ukraine”. The act provides for the suspension of preferential trade regime with Ukraine in order to prevent threats to the economic security of Russia in connection with the application from 1 January 2016 the trade and economic section of the Association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.