The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has extended special duties on diesel fuel, liquefied gas, and coal imported from Russia until December 31, 2022.
“This resolution comes into force from the date of its publication and becomes invalid on December 31, 2022, or after the termination of the use of discriminatory and (or) unfriendly actions by the Russian Federation against Ukraine,” the statement says.
As reminded, for the first time, the Government of Ukraine decided to introduce special duties on August 17, 2020. They amounted to 4 per cent for Russian diesel fuel entering the customs territory of Ukraine through a pipeline, 3 per cent for liquefied natural gas, and 65 per cent for coal imported from Russia.
It is noted that the Head of the Committee on Energy and Housing and Communal Services of the Ukrainian parliament, Andrei Gerus, stated that special duties at the level of 4-5 per cent are proposed to be introduced on imports from Russia of diesel fuel, gasoline, liquefied gas, electricity, coal of the “G”, “A”, “P” brands.
After that, Kiev repeatedly imposed new duties and embargoes on Russian goods. Previously, meat, fish, cereals, grain, bakery and confectionery products, dairy products, coffee, tea, vodka, beer, cigarettes, a number of chemicals, mineral fertilizers, railway equipment, animal feed and veterinary medicine products, as well as cars, buses, tractors, trucks and motorcycles, diesel fuel, liquefied gas and coal fell under the restrictions.