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Update on trade with Ukraine

LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT CONFLICT’S IMPACT ON TRADE WITH UKRAINE*.

 

ROAD TRANSPORT

Border posts are closed with:

  • Belarus (all posts)
  • and Moldavia (the Kuchurgan-Pervomaysk post is closed, the others are open).

Carriers should, if possible, use alternative routes to avoid delays.

 

AIR TRANSPORT

These airspaces are closed:

  • Ukraine
  • Belarus
  • Moldavia
  • A strip above the Russia-Ukraine border.

For safety reasons, consideration is being given to expanding the no-fly zone for Europe-Asia services, and even to closing the airspace. We will have more details on this in the coming days. All repatriation flights are suspended.

 

SEA TRANSPORT

For safety reasons, some companies have decided to suspend all ship stopovers in Ukraine from today until further notice; and to suspend their bookings to/from Ukrainian ports.

Floating cargoes headed to Ukraine will  be redirected to the ports of Constanta (Romania), Tripoli (Libya) or Piraeus (Greece).

 

CUSTOMS

Information systems are operating, but with interruptions. Substantial delays in processing goods-related data and customs procedures are expected.

Also, following Russia’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the European Commission has published an advisory for importers, informing them of the suspension of Article 33 of Protocol No1 of the association agreement, relating to preferential tariff treatment.

Ukrainian customs no longer have the resources to properly inspect EU-bound exports of goods from these two regions.

As a result, starting on February 23, 2022 (when this advisory was issued) imports from Donetsk and Luhansk will be subject to customs duties.

 

We will of course keep you informed of developments.

Our teams are also on hand to handle any requests regarding your freight.

 

 

* sources: TLF, French customs, shipping companies

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