Britain imposes new restrictions on exports to Russia

The sale to Russia of goods that can be used against the people of Ukraine is prohibited, the Ministry of International Trade said. In addition, London decided to cancel duties on the import of goods from Ukraine

The UK has imposed a ban on the export to Russia of goods that can be used against the Ukrainian people, the Department of International Trade said in a statement.

Restrictions may include, for example, “equipment for interception and monitoring”, the report says, but the ministry did not provide more specific data.

“This will close all existing loopholes to prevent Russia from buying these goods from the UK,” — said in the agency's release.

In addition, London decided to cancel all duties and quotas for the import of goods from Ukraine. “Today’s decision was made following a direct request from the government of President [Ukraine Volodymyr] Zelensky to liberalize tariffs and support the Ukrainian economy. Removing tariffs on key Ukrainian exports, including barley, honey, canned tomatoes and poultry, will help Ukrainian businesses and producers when they need it most,— explained in the ministry.

After the start of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, the UK introduced a number of trade measures, restricting both imports from Russia and exports of its goods to the country. For example, London has banned the supply of aviation and space products and technologies to Russia, and companies are now prohibited from insuring the corresponding risks. The export of high-tech goods was also introduced, for example, microelectronics, marine and navigation equipment, quantum technologies, luxury goods.

Britain banned the import of steel and iron, silver, wood products, caviar from Russia into its territory. Import duties were also raised on a number of goods, including vodka.

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