Ukraine has not received from Russia official documentation confirming that Ukrainian exporters violated the rules of the Customs Union of the Common Economic Area (Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan) or the customs legislation of Russia. The Ukrainian government’s authorized representative on cooperation with Russia, the CIS, and the Eurasian Economic Community Valerii Muntiyan announced this, according to the press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
"At the moment, there are no documents confirming that Ukrainian producers violated the legislation of the Customs Union or the Russian Federation. The Russian side has not provided such documents,” he said.
At the same time, Muntiyan believes that it is impossible to say that the problems involving export of Ukrainian goods to Russia are a consequence of any restrictive measures. According to him, it is more of a procedural issue.
He said that Ukraine has analyzed the legal framework based on which Russia could have made the decision to intensify inspections of Ukrainian products.
"Indeed, there is a Russian national risk profile at the stage of registration of declarations and a specific list of companies, but it is impossible to say today that it (the problems involving importation of Ukrainian goods into Russia) is massive in nature and that there is a confirming document based on which Ukrainian companies or products are added to this list. As of today, we do not have such documents," said Muntiyan.
At the same time, he does not deny that a problem involving importation of Ukrainian goods into Russia exists, and Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov has ordered an examination of this issue and the relevant working group is already being set up.