Ukraine Trade Rep. estimates losses due to declining export to Russia
Ukraine may lose $450-600 million in revenues due to embargo imposed by the Kremlin and a drop in exports to the Russian Federation, Ukraine Trade Representative Nataliya Mykolska has told Ukrainian online newspaper Europeiska Pravda.
"But given the export decline dynamics in 2015 (among other things due to Russia’s restrictions on certain goods), we are talking about approximately $450 million [in losses]," Mykolska said.
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In addition, Russia cancelled a free trade agreement with Ukraine from January 1, 2016, according to which Ukrainian goods entered the Russian territory at a zero rate of the customs tariff. The average tariff of 6% will be applied to Ukrainian import starting from January 1, 2016.