INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW
The EU Council has decided to ban the import of goods from Crimea to the European Uninon
This decision is part of the EU's non-recognition policy regarding the illegal annexation of Crimea following the European Council of 20/21 March, which
As of 25 June, goods originating in Crimea and Sevastopol may no more be imported into the European Union. In addition, it will be prohibited to provide financial and insurance services related to the import of such goods.
Goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol, which have been granted a certificate of origin by the Ukrainian authorities, may, however, still be imported into the EU.
This is part of measures, based on EU Conclusions on meating 20/21 March 2014, where the European Union commened the measured response shown so far by Ukraine. We recall, that the European Council did not recognise the illegal referendum in Crimea, which in its view is in violation of the Ukrainian Constitution. and asked the Commission to evaluate the legal consequences and proposed economic, trade and financial restrictions regarding Crimea for rapid mplementation.
As Russian Federation high officials noted swveral times, all restrictions will be disputed in the framework of WTO.