The possible introduction of customs duties by Russia on Ukraine to 2016 does not mean the use of punishments against the state, the story is about normal trading mode that is known in international law most favored nation (MFN) treatment, said Russia's permanent representative at the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
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. After the ratification by Ukraine and the European Parliament the Treaty on the Union with the EU, the Russian Federation expressed concern about the influx of duty free items from the EU through Ukraine. Prime Minister Medvedev D. A., first noted that ordinary 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.
according to his statement, as long as the EU is "not particularly worried" for the possible introduction of Russian customs duties for Ukraine. He also expressed regret that the outcome of the trilateral dialogue between Russia-Ukraine-EU is not living up to expectations." We proceeded from the need to take action on our legitimate concerns in a legally binding form. There is a possibility to come to a common opinion regarding specific technical problems, But in what form?" - said Chizhov in the air of TV channel " ".
"But the status of these agreements - the Protocol on consultations - we are not satisfied with. Because it is just a political document and not legally binding. Our position is open, We were warned that if consensus becomes, and, most likely, alas, will not, We will introduce what in the world is called the most favoured nation. But the embargo, punishment is a wrong terminology, " - said Chizhov.
He said that with Ukraine in the Treaty on the free trade area of the CIS, preferential treatment, and Russia has the MFN treatment with the vast majority of countries in the world, as well as among them with the EU." The MFN treatment will bring them back (for Ukraine - ed.) on the General bar. The tragedy will not, I think, " said Chizhov.
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.