Import items from foreign countries to the Russian Federation for 7 months of 2015 decreased by 39, 6% compared with the same period last year and amounted to 90, 421 billion dollars, said on the last working day of the week the Federal customs service.
in July 2015, the value of import items from foreign countries amounted to 13, 782 billion and in comparison with June 2015 increased by 3, 9%, is notified on the Internet representative office of the FCS.
remember, the relationship between Russia and the West worsened due to the fall in the Ukraine. The US, EU and other countries have imposed against Russia punishment, Moscow responded with countermeasures. The West is also subjected to charges of the Russian Federation of interfering in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Russia is a fundamentally denies. Russia has begun a broad program of import substitution after Western punishment have found a dependence of a number of major industries from imports. Leader Vladimir Putin said that the penalties helped to clear the market of the Russian Federation, which was occupied after the accession of the Russian Federation to the world trade organization (2012). At the same time, Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. said that the Russian Federation does not attempt total total import substitution. In June, the U.S. has raised concerns with Russia's course towards import substitution. In the report of the office of the trade envoy of the USA stated that membership of the Russian Federation to the world trade organization remains profitable for the world trading system, but risks leaving the Russian capital from the principles of free trade are increasing in the focus countries for localization and import substitution. However, Putin said that the Russian Federation in response to the limits of the West does not close the market and increases business freedom.