Head of Government Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree prohibiting the import of several items of railway spare parts from Ukraine into Russia. Document published on Russian portal of legal information.
We are talking about axles for railway wheels with a diameter of 710 mm and more (assembled or disassembled), wheelsets, wheels and blanks for them. The government also banned the import of side cast frames for freight car bogies and bolsters for them into Russia.
The resolution supplemented the list of sanctioned goods from Ukraine approved in December 2018.
In Russia, railway wheels are produced by the Vyksa Metallurgical Plant (part of the United Metallurgical Company of Anatoly Sedykh) and Evraz by Roman Abramovich. The supplier of these products from Ukraine was the Interpipe company, for which there is a protective duty of 34.22%. In addition, two Chinese companies Taiyuan Heavy Industry Railway Transit Equipment Co. supplied wheels to Russia. Ltd and Maanshan Iron & Steel Co.
Ukraine in May last year introduced a ban on the entry of wagons with Chinese-made wheels into the country. After that, the purchases of wheelsets from the PRC by Russian car repair companies stopped.
Earlier it was reported that the Eurasian Commission began a new investigation of the import of Ukrainian oil and casing pipes in connection with the termination of the current anti-dumping duties in July 2021.