Kazakhstan recommends carriers not to transport cargos from Ukraine via Russia from July 1, 2016

Press Secretary of an agency under the Ministry of Investment and Development (MID) of Kazakhstan announced that from July 1, 2016 onwards, goods from Ukraine are not recommended to be imported via Russia.
The MID recommends carriers and transport companies to deliver goods via Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Caspian Sea to Aktau or via Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The Ministry notes that the ferry terminal at the Aktau port is capable of handling additional cargo coming from Ukraine. Currently, the port processes about 500 railcars and 1,000 trucks per day.
Once the free trade zone agreement with Ukraine has been terminated, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin issued a decree on measures to ensure the economic security and national interests of Russia during transit of cargo from Ukraine to Kazakhstan. Until July 1, 2016, such cargo can only be transported from Belarus, provided vehicles are fit with a special identification system using a satellite navigation-based technology.


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