MOSCOW, 23 Mar RIA Novosti/Prime. The authorities of the Russian Federation until Not seen the need to increase duties on Ukrainian goods in the form of a mirror measures on the introduction of Ukraine additional import duty, said Fins news source familiar with the discussion in the Russian government.
"Do not believe that the introduction of the mirror measures for Ukrainian products is appropriate now," stated the head of the Department.
Ukraine in February of the current year adopted a law on the introduction of additional import duties on food products in the amount of 10% for industrial goods - 5%. It is planned that the import duty is imposed of one year to stabilize the balance of payments and increasing budgetary funds coming.
the Russian government has acknowledged that the introduction of an additional import duty Ukraine will lead to the loss of Russian suppliers. But more concerning Russian side possible cause further steps discrimination of Russian subjects, who have the opportunity to follow from Ukraine.
"given that the act contains a sufficient set of tools that enables the Ukrainian side to set the priority for the importation of certain categories of items, depending on the decisions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, have the opportunity to create additional rules for discrimination of Russian exporters," he said.