Medvedev Readies Trade Barriers on Ukrainian Goods and Named Conditions to Impose Them

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday he had signed an order to introduce tariffs on Ukrainian goods after Ukraine signed an association agreement with the European Union, but they would not take effect immediately.

Speaking at an investment forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Medvedev also said that attempts to put pressure on Moscow had never proved effective before, in reference to Western sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine, Censor.NET reports, citing Reuters.

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"I would like to inform you that today I have signed a decree that introduces import duties for Ukrainian goods, thus, we introduce an ordinary regime to support our producers input is usually the most," he said.

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"It's about food and products of light industries, and a number of other products," Medvedev said. "But these duties will be imposed if Ukraine begins to apply economic part of the Agreement earlier than named period (January 1, 2016, - Ed.),", the head of the Russian government said.

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