“A regression in goods movement is expected.” Which transport from the Russian Federation and Belarus is prohibited by the EU?

European Union stoped Acceptance of vehicles registered in the Russian Federation and Belarus. On Saturday, April 9, the Russian Federal Customs Service informed the press service.

“From April 8, 2022, customs services of EU countries neighboring the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, fifth package of sanctionsIt has stopped vehicles registered in these countries from entering EU territory.

Restrictions mean, in particular, the prohibition of road transport across the EU, including transit. TASS.

International transport vehicles with Russian and Belarusian plates will not be able to transport goods within the territory of EU countries.

These restrictions do not apply to road freight transport carrying pharmaceutical, medical, food and agricultural products, including wheat, energy products, non-ferrous metals and fertilizers.

FCS announced that vehicles providing transportation for humanitarian purposes are also allowed to move.

The Ministry added that transit to the Kaliningrad region is still maintained, but only for vehicles registered in the Russian Federation.

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Following the imposition of sanctions by the US and EU countries, road transport, which truckers have been accustomed to lately, was carried out with delays. IA RZD-Partner.RU.

“Just before it became associated with pandemic-fighting measures. And now they have been replaced by new restrictions, ”says in the agency’s publication.

The addressees of the publication believe that the decrease in the movement of goods in the European direction will be about 70%. “All the remaining imports will be transferred entirely to rental vehicles. In other words, taking into account the risks, their own trucks are transporting within the Russian Federation. Truckers in European countries have been instructed to return to their homes.

The Kaliningrad direction will remain an exception. Trucking here is regulated by a separate agreement between the EU and the Russian Federation. And so far it has not been reviewed in the EU,” the text says.

The situation is getting tense, according to truckers – road carriers are increasingly demanding prepayments from customers.

We add that trade with Europe was also limited by the decrees of the Russian government of March 9. In particular, timber exports from Russia to unfriendly countries are prohibited until the end of the year. In addition, pharmaceutical products, machine tools, turbines, agricultural equipment, vehicles, semiconductors and smartphones are banned. The restrictions do not apply to goods exported by individuals for personal use.

“Supply interruption is inevitable”

The current logistical paralysis will affect store shelves within three weeks, when shipments of unordered goods must arrive, experts say. “Supply interruption is inevitable. But during this time, tools will appear that allow you to bypass restrictions. “This deficit is reversible and there will be ways to fix imports,” he said. “Business Petersburg” Dmitry Vasiliev, the port of Hamburg in St. Former representative in St. Petersburg.

The participants of the transport market expect that recovery can only begin once the international situation stabilizes and has reached the “bottom of sanctions”. lessons currencies: then entrepreneurs will understand at what prices they can buy goods abroad and at what prices they can sell in Russia.

We add that the foreign trade turnover between the Russian Federation and EU countries is €247.8 billion by the end of 2021.

In the ranking of the largest importers from the EU, Russia took the fifth place (after the USA, UK, China and Switzerland). In the list of exporters, the Russian Federation (after China and the USA) ranks third.

Russians are waiting for the return of imported household appliances

Against this background, the research firm “Romir” analyzed Russian attitudes towards foreign brands, after many of them suspended or restricted their activities in Russia.

Sociologists found that Russians expect the return of imported brands of household appliances (56%) and cars (50%). At the end of March, the number of people who want to continue selling foreign clothing and footwear brands increased (51%).

At the same time, 41% do not want foreign brewers to return to the shelves in stores. The number of those who do not support the return of food outlets (39%) and strong alcohol (37%) is also dominant.

February 24 Russia started special military operation in Ukraine. After that, the USA, EU, UK and some other states imposed sanctions on Russian individuals and legal entities. In addition, more than half of Russia’s gold and foreign exchange reserves (60% or about 350 billion dollars) were frozen – such data was given by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on April 5.

Sanctions against the Russian Federation have led to new delays at checkpoints on EU territory – trucks registered in Russia and Belarus are no longer allowed to pass there. As with transit to the Kaliningrad region, humanitarian road communication is open for now. The restrictions also do not apply to the transport of medicinal products and foods. Read more in the article “socialbites.ca”.

Source: Gazeta


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