“Customs duties on all goods imported from Ukraine will now be reduced to zero and all quotas will be eliminated,” the British government said in a statement.
According to the quoted source, the measure responds to a direct request of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski and mainly targets barley, honey, poultry and canned tomatoes.
“The United Kingdom will continue to do everything in its power to support Ukraine’s fight against the brutal and unprovoked invasion of Putin and to help ensure the long-term security and prosperity of Ukraine and its people,” he said. for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
The United Kingdom also banned the export to Russia of products and technologies that the country “could use to suppress the heroic people of Ukraine,” including communications interception and monitoring equipment.
“It will cover all the gaps to ensure that Russia does not buy these products from the United Kingdom,” the statement said.
The British government last week expanded its list of trade sanctions, banning the import of silver, wood and caviar products, and increased customs duties by 35 percentage points for certain Russian and Belarusian products, especially diamonds and rubber.
London says it has sanctioned more than 1,400 people and companies linked to the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin since the start of the war in Ukraine.
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