Uzbekistan suspends import of sugar from Ukraine
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 1
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Uzbekistan has suspended the unloading and customs clearance of sugar and other goods arriving from Ukraine, the National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine, Ukrtsukor, announced.
According to the information, this situation is caused by the ban on import of goods from Ukraine.
“Such sudden developments lead to non-fulfillment of the conditions of previously concluded contacts. And taking into account that Uzbekistan was the main sugar importer for the last six months, we are losing the main market,” head of the analytical department of Ukrtsukor Ruslana Butilo said.
Ukrtsukor sent an official appeal to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade with a request to provide clarification and resolve the issue with the delay of export of Ukrainian products to Uzbekistan.
In 2017-2018, Ukraine supplied 560,400 tons of sugar to foreign markets, with the main importer being Uzbekistan, which imported 209,900 tons, amounting $79.1 million.
In early October 2018, the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade of Ukraine launched an anti-subsidy investigation concerning the import of passenger cars from Uzbekistan on the basis of a complaint from the Ukrainian Automakers Association, Ukravtoprom. Members of the Uzbek parliament called to respond to the Ukrainian investigation with counter-measures. The government, however, didn’t make any official statements on this matter.
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