As of Jan. 28, Russia’s customs service started treating Ukrainian goods as high risk, and demand additional checks and documents that delay shipments, Ukrainian associations said.
“We can confirm this information,” said Gennadiy Chizhikov, head of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He said a delegation from his association was planning to depart to Moscow urgently to conduct consultations with the Russian counterparts. “We’re really bothered by this situation,” he said.
Another association, the Federation of Employers of Ukraine, said that they have already got an envoy in Moscow “to negotiate the renewal of the usual regime of export of the Ukrainian goods to Russia,” the organization said in a statement.