Russian manufacturer of cosmetics company Natura Siberica started to sell its products to Ukraine, but indicating that it is made in Estonia. This was stated by the company owner Andrei Trubnikov in an interview with RBC.
«We actually lost Ukraine, stopped to buy cosmetics, the network stopped taking because it is a Russian product. We have lost a market of 50 million people, he gave 15-20% of our revenue. And we decided to make a factory in Estonia through Estonia to go back to Ukraine», — said Trubnikov.
«We have already started in Ukrainian «Ashan» to deliver on our cosmetics written: Made in Estonia. In Poland, too, will come through Estonia, because Poland is also quite negative towards us, historically», he added.
In Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian aggression is a broad campaign to boycott Russian goods.
In addition, after the aggression of Russia against Ukraine, both countries resorted to trade sanctions-economic and political nature against each other. In particular, Russia from January 1, 2016, extended to Ukraine the effect of the food embargo, previously imposed on products of countries in the West. It is provided by RF government decree from 21 December 2015 about the spread on Ukraine’s economic retaliation in connection with its accession to the sanctions against Russia.
In response to January 10, Ukraine introduced a complete ban on the import of Russian goods. Among prohibited goods — meat, fish, cereals, grains, bakery products, vodka, beer, cigarettes, confectionery, animal feed, a number of chemicals, and railway equipment.
On January 13 Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has instructed the Ministry of economic development and trade (MEDT) to expand the list of goods from Russia import of which into Ukraine will also be prohibited.
January 15, Ukraine has launched a new train on the route of the silk road, bypassing Russia through Georgia and Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan and China. All formalities between the countries-participants of the experiment were resolved within a few days, including the establishment of a competitive feed-in tariffs for cargo transportation on this route. The journey time on the route is about 11 days since the train must cross two seas. However, in the future, as estimated in Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine, travel time could be reduced to 10 days.
At the same time, according to experts, the train increases transport costs of suppliers approximately twice in comparison with transit through Russia.
Media: Russian cosmetics are imported to Ukraine via Estonia 08.02.2016