The Cabinet of Ministers has extended the special duties on imports of coal, gas, and diesel fuel from Russia for a year. This is reported by the representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in the Verkhovna Rada Taras Melnychuk in his Telegram channel.
The special duties of 65% on imports from Russia of all types of coal, except for anthracite, coking and bituminous, have been left unchanged. The duty of 3% for Russian liquefied gas and 4% for Russian diesel fuel has been extended.
In case of misuse of these goods, the special duty is subject to additional charges in accordance with the law, and if it is impossible to reliably establish the country of origin of the goods, they are released for free circulation in the customs territory of Ukraine upon payment of the special duty.
Context. On December 23, Ukraine extended the ban on the supply of a significant list of Russian goods to the country until 2022. This ban was first imposed at the end of 2015 as a response to restrictions by the Russian Federation. The corresponding decision was made at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on December 23.