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The government of the Russian Federation will be able to prohibit international road transport of goods across Russia by vehicles belonging to carriers from countries that have introduced similar anti-Russian bans. The corresponding decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Give the government of the Russian Federation the authority to establish a ban on international road transport of goods across the territory of the Russian Federation by trucks belonging to foreign carriers registered in foreign states that have introduced restrictive measures in relation to citizens of the Russian Federation and Russian legal entities in the field of international road transport cargo,” says the decree published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
According to the document, if such a ban is established, the government must determine the period of its validity, the list of states that have introduced similar restrictions against the Russian Federation, the types of transportation that this restriction applies to, and the conditions for carrying out transportation, under which this ban does not apply.
Almost six months ago, on April 8, the European Union ban came into force, addressed to any road transport enterprises established in the Russian Federation and Belarus. It prohibits the transportation of goods within the EU, including in transit. These measures do not affect empty trucks with Russian and Belarusian registration numbers and the delivery of a number of key items of goods and raw materials delivered by road.
After the introduction of EU restrictions on Russian road carriers, mirror measures against Europeans were discussed inside the Russian Federation, but so far they have not been introduced.