It appears that Turkey has stopped transit of Sanctioned goods through its territory to Russian Russia business Kommersant newspaper reported on Thursday, citing executives of Russian logistics companies.
Kommersant reported that several managers said earlier this week that Turkish customs authorities had begun to refuse transit of Goods to Russia and Belarus where the declarations included customs codes of items name of the thing on a European Union list of Sanctioned goods.
The executives said that Turkish customs officials cited A government directive to halt crossings, but there was no official one public government announcement of no change in Turkey crossing policy on The goods go to Russia or Belarus.
Kommersant also Some logistics executives cited who He said there are broader restrictions on Transit of destined goods for Russia and Belarus via Turkey, with Only for export of Turkish made goods are allowed.
Turkish customs authorities on the night of March 6-7 began to refuse transit announcements for Existing goods on European Union sanctions list And it is transferred to the territory of Russia and the Republic of Belarus, referring to the government’s order “Yuri Davar, head of The sales department of the logistics company Novelco was quoted as saying.
But, according to us informationrequests of the official The bodies were not announced. “
“I would like To clearly define the essence of the issue: for goods with TNVED (dedicated code) non-sanctioned, transit through Turkey is possibleexported from Turkey to Russia also possible”, confirms Dmitry Arzhanikh, co-founder of SLK group. “But sending goods in transit with Authenticated TNVED codes is impossible. “
According to a familiar source with power Plant imports, is currently It is impossible to enter the Russian customs database with TNVED codes given on re-export. However, only crossing is prohibited, which means it is forbidden possible to clear Customs and cargo transportation as well. Igor Rebelsky, Founder of VIG Trans, stated that customs system in Turkey does not allow the selection of Country of A destination such as Russia or Belarus when registering codes. Additionally, Georgie Vlastopoulou, CEO of Optimalog Logistics reported that K of March 8, the Turkish authorities banned the supply of any products to russia, with the exception of Locally produced goods. vlastopolo added that registry of Transit declarations for sea f air Goods from Turkey to Russia currently blocked.
Turkish appeared last year as the main focus for Transportation of Western goods to Russia, and for export of Products covered by Russia’s multibillion-dollar scheme “Parallel Imports”. chart allows imports of Western trademarks without the permission of license holders. the main The goods are supplied small Home appliances, electronics, food, clothing and spare parts, Novelco’s Davar also He said. The monthly transit report suggests of Goods through Turkey can range between $200 million and $400 million.
The Russian newspaper said that while import of This merchandise will not be fully sealed, the price We’ll go up Since now the shipment must be cleared from customs with premium of All taxes and fees are registered as Turkish and transferred to Russia.
According to Turkish partners of Russian importers, the developments are linked to pressure from the EU.
head of KBT customs and logistics broker Yulia Shlinskaya told a Russian newspaper that the message of its Turkish counterpart saysThere are no legal restrictions on Crossing into Russia. However, there are obstacles at the level of e system. We, as customs brokers, try to conduct a dialogue with the actor office of Ministry of Customs, but no answer yet.