Ukraine cancelled extra import duty for seafood

March 23, 2009 16:06

Two weeks after introduction of a 13% extra duty for uncritical imports, seafood including, the Ukraine has cancelled the duty which the nation's PM Timoshenko has named groundless, reports ( with reference to Commersant.

More specifically, on 18 March 2009 the Cabinet cancelled the 13% extra duty introduced on 6 March 2009 for a period of six months. Timoshenko said that the duty would increase the food prices on the domestic market, "which is absolutely impossible". Besides, the extra duty conflicts with the norms of the World Trade Organisation. If the Ukraine wants to continue exporting its goods to other countries without hindrances, the country should not violate the rules of the WTO and introduce such measures unilaterally, said Timoshenko.

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