Ukraine wants to retaliate, If the Russian Federation will increase from 2016, the level of customs tariff protection of the market, After the implementation of the economic part of Association agreement Kyiv with the EU, said trade Commissioner of Ukraine Nataliya Mykolska.
"We won't sit and wait when the Russian Federation (take measures - ed.). If they apply these measures, they will get a response, because the free trade zone is a two - way process. Just sit and wait We will not " - said the Gaina reporters on Thursday.
now Russia and Ukraine are included in the free trade zone of the CIS, whose countries except Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan nullified the vast number of export and import duties in trade among themselves. Each country retained the exemption relating to the most significant For her goods. For the Russian Federation export duties on 100 items (oil, gas, petroleum), Kazakhstan - over 40 subjects, For Ukraine - about 30.
afterward as Moldova has implemented the agreement on Association with EU, Russia to protect its own market, nullified the advantages of and brought about this state of ordinary trade regime, which is called in international law " most favored nation ".
a year Earlier, Ukraine and the European Parliament ratified the Association agreement with the EU, part of which is the provision on free trade area. Russia is concerned with the introduction from 1 January 2016 in the provisions of the FTA and fears of an influx of duty free items from the EU through Ukraine. In addition, before Ukraine joined the Western sanctions against Russia.
Then Russia decided not to impose retaliatory measures. But Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev did not rule out, because it will happen in the future. Medvedev Also said that normal trade regime with Ukraine will be introduced on 1 January 2016, following the launch of the economic part of the agreement Kyiv-the EU If the three parties fail to come to a common opinion on the concerns of the Russian Federation for their own market.
first Chapter the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev confirmed their participation in planned for 1 December in Brussels tripartite Ministerial meeting on the implementation of the economic part of the agreement on Association Ukraine-EU, however, said that chances to reach before the end of the year the consensus on removing the risks For the Russian Federation on the issue under consideration is small.
Ulyukayev called a very small chance that the Russian Federation does not enter the food embargo and customs duties For Ukraine on 1 January 2016, a fresh punishment from Kiev, he said, has made them miserable.
A possible embargo imposed by Russia on food products from Ukraine will affect Ukrainian producers of meat, But in General will not be greatly affected farmers, said Gaina.
"according to our assumptions, a significant portion of those subjects that fall under the embargo, they already banned within the Russian Federation by the decision of the sanitary and phytosanitary doctors, technical limitations. Definitely a big influence on our economy We do not see ", - said the Gaina correspondents.
"The largest negative impact, on whom it will impact, it's pork producers and chicken meat ", - said Gaina. She also said that the problem of Ukraine with Russia in the field of food have the ability to touch the products export to third countries through the territory of the Russian Federation. According to a Gaina, it relates to transit to the CIS countries and China.