IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

state-controlled

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 25 Dec 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export-related non-tariff measure, nes

As of 25 December 2013, the Russian state monopoly company JSC Russian Railways (JSC RZD) imposed a temporary ban on the loading of wagons whose owners reside in CIS and Baltic countries. In a telegram of 24 December 2013, JSC RZD informed its branches that wagons from the mentioned counties must only be unloaded and subsequently returned empty to their owners. 
 
The measure was justified citing operational savings. According to Mr. Savchuk from the Russia-based Institute of Natural Monopolies Research, JSC RZD will save up to RUB 3-4 billion per year from the implementation of this measure.

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