Introduction by Moscow of tariff quotas in the hands of individual would mean the abolition of the free trade regime between Russia Ukraine, reported in circulation trade envoy of Ukraine Natalia Nikolskaya.
The free trade agreement within the CIS was signed between Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in 2011 and entered into force in 2012. It contains the position about the fact that if a country enters into a free trade Agreement with third countries, other countries have the opportunity to respond. Concluded a free trade Agreement with the EU and announced his intention to withdraw from the CIS, Ukraine has until now enjoyed the benefits of a free trade zone. Russia is trying to defend against uncontrolled influx of European duty-free items.
"We must clearly realize that the trade cooperation between countries is required to take place within the existing legal framework. For Ukraine and Russia this legal field are the rules of the WTO and the Agreement on the free trade area of the CIS. Any establishment in Russia the sole right of quantitative restrictions in the form of tariff quotas will be the failures of the Treaty on the CIS free trade area and in fact would mean the abolition of the free trade regime between Ukraine and the Russian Federation ", - reported in circulation, published on the Internet office of the Ministry of Commerce of Ukraine.
Nicholas explained that comments on the Russian proposal to set quotas For the number of Ukrainian subjects and impose duties on the import of objects outside these quotas to eliminate the "risk of exclusion" Ukrainian European subjects in the case of the implementation of the Treaty on the unity between Ukraine and the EU.
He also said that the rules of the world trade organization for the recognition of the fact of dumping must be preceded by a clear legal procedure and appropriate measures must be used in the case of clearly defined grounds, and not on the basis of the choice of the possible hypothetical losses in its sole discretion.