The British government has imposed new sanctions against Moscow, including a significant increase in tariffs on imports of platinum and palladium from Russia used in the auto industry.
In detail, Minister of International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced that this broad package of sanctions will further damage Russia, explaining that the new decisions will increase customs duties by 35 percentage points, especially on platinum and palladium used in the automotive industry.
4 billion pounds, the value of Russian assets targeted
It also revealed that the export ban will include goods destined for the Russian manufacturing sector and heavy machinery sectors such as plastics, rubber and machinery.
He noted that Russia is a major producer of platinum and palladium and relies heavily on the UK for its exports.
In addition, he found that the sanctions affect imports from Russia of 1.7 billion pounds (about two billion euros), which increases the value of goods subject to trade sanctions by the military operation to over 4 billion pounds. in Ukraine started on February 24.
Sanctions for i media
Interestingly, Britain announced last week that it has imposed a new sanctions package on Moscow that has hit in specifically a number of media and Russian journalists.
And British Foreign Minister Elizabeth Truss revealed in a statement on Wednesday that the new package plans to prevent Russian companies from using administrative and advisory services related to accounting and human resources in the UK, she said.
Trace also went on that the measures also include the imposition of more restrictions on media and to reporters London holds responsible for media coverage of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, including RT and Sputnik.
The declaration also indicated the adoption of a new law that obliges i social networkInternet services and companies involved in the trade of electronic applications to take measures to eliminate the content emitted by RT and “Sputnik”.
Interestingly, Britain had sought to play an important role in the Western response to the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
It has already imposed hundreds of sanctions, such as asset freezes and travel bans, on billionaires and prominent Russian politicians, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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