Chernyshev: business Norway already lost from punishment 1 billion euros
Punishment against Russia and the response of the Russian Federation has already cost business Norway one billion euros, However, certain organizations were all able to earn in this situation, for example, the law firm, said in an interview Last news trading Commissioner of Russia in Norway Tamara Chernyshev.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have introduced in relation to penalties: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
" Call so - and-all EU countries have counted their losses in five billion euros. Norway, which is not a member of the EU, assesses losses in billion euros, " said trade. Banned was the Norwegian supply of fish and fish products to the Russian Federation, which accounted for about 76% of the total Norwegian exports to the Russian Federation. There is no confidence in the implementation of agreements between the Russian and Norwegian companies in the field of oil and gas, said the head of the Department.
However, the Norwegian producers quickly found a replacement for the Russian market after the entry into force of the ban on the import of fish Norwegian exports of Atlantic salmon increased by 12%. Norwegians slightly reduced price and very quickly increased delivery to France, Spain, Poland, Belarus and Lithuania, said Chernyshev.
" as long as the same is actively working Norwegian consulting and law firms, which clarifies the Norwegian business, and thus be subject to the sanctions measures, and help him to assert their place in the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, " he added trade. In the last month of summer Norway has entered the order first obtaining a license from the Ministry of foreign Affairs on the export of certain items and technologies for application in the Russian oil and gas sector.
" for this reason, at the present time is an issue about the implementation of the already signed agreements for work in the Russian Federation for approval to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Norway has already addressed some 30 organizations associated with oil and gas activities, " said Chernyshov.
" The Norwegian oil and gas organization, and therefore the Norwegian economy has clearly feel the loss from punishment, and therefore will make every effort to cancel, " said trade.
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