Ukraine to stop trading with occupied Crimea from Jan 17

18:50, 16 January 2016
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According to the government's decision of December 16, 2015, Ukraine stops trading with the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

REUTERS

The government's decision comes into force from January 17, 2016.

According to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, the ban does not apply to personal belongings of citizens, which are transported in carry-on baggage and/or accompanied baggage, as well as to socially important food products, the total invoice value of which does not exceed the equivalent of UAH 10,000, and the total weight does not exceed 50 kilograms per person.

"The decision does not apply to the supply of electricity from the temporarily occupied territory to another territory of Ukraine and/or from the other territory of Ukraine to the temporarily occupied territory, which is carried out in accordance with the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, for the supply of goods from the temporarily occupied territory to another territory of Ukraine that are of strategic importance for industries and national security, on confirmation of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. In addition, the decision does not apply to the import of humanitarian aid in the temporarily occupied territory, which is provided by international humanitarian organizations, according to the list approved by the Ministry of Social Policy," the report says.

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