The corresponding document was published on Thursday at portal legal information.
Introduce into the decree of the President of the Russian Federation of January 1, 2016 No. 1 "On measures to ensure economic security and national interests of the Russian Federation in the implementation of international transit transportation of goods from the territory of Ukraine to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan or the Kyrgyz Republic through the territory of the Russian Federation" <.. .> amendment by replacing in paragraph 4 the words "before December 31, 2017" the words "until June 30, 2018- the document says.
Since 1 January 2016, the regime of free trade zone (FTA) of Ukraine and the EU came into force. In the circumstances, Russia, as stated by the Russian Foreign Ministry, was forced to take measures that leveled the risks to its economy and suspended the agreement on a free trade zone in relation to Ukraine. So, until the FTA regime was canceled, all Ukrainian goods, with the exception of sugar, were imported into the Russian Federation free of duty. The zeroing of customs duties on the import of European goods to Ukraine could lead to their uncontrolled flow to the territory of the Russian Federation.
In connection with the suspension of the treaty on the FTA with regard to Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on measures to ensure economic security and the national interests of the Russian Federation during the transit of goods from Ukraine to Kazakhstan through Russia. The presidential decree of 1 in January 2016 of the year established that international transit road and rail transportation of goods from the territory of Ukraine to the territory of Kazakhstan through the Russian Federation is carried out only from the territory of Belarus, subject to the application of identification means (seals) to cargo compartments, including those based on GLONASS technology . 1 July 2016, Putin amended the decree, extending the requirements contained therein to Kyrgyzstan and extending its effect to 31 December 2017, TASS reports