In April-May of 2014 the volume of goods supplied from Crimea to EU countries constituted $113,4 thousand, meanwhile in 2013 this number constituted about $171 million, so the volume of export last year is on average 251 times bigger. This was stated to newspaper “Week mirror. Ukraine” by scientific consultant with Razumkov Center Volodymyr Sidenko citing Crimea Statistics data.
According to the expert, under such conditions the only market for Crimean companies is the Russian one.
As Sidenko emphasized, local business, for example, are de facto unable to supply their products to EU countries today, unless they have certification in Ukraine.
“Crimea is unacknowledged by the global community as part of Russian territory. And this means that it de facto has no possibility of using international legislative norms to protect the interests of subjects of economical activity on the territory of the peninsula,” said he.
Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina