Ukraine imposes quotas on imports of coking coal.

By bne IntelliNews March 20, 2013
The government has set quotas on imports of coking coal to protect the interests of national producers, Energy and Coal Industry Minister Eduard Stavytsky has said. According to him, over the past several years, imports of dual-purpose coal, which can be used both for coke production and in the energy sector, has increased. In particular, in 2009-8mn tonnes of coal was imported, in 2010-10.5mn tonnes, in 2011-11mn tonnes and in 2012-13.5mn tonnes was imported. Taking this into account, the government has decided to introduce quotas to protect the interests of national producers primarily state-run mines, the minister summed. The government on March 13, 2013 set a 10.2mn tonnes quota on imports of coking coal for 2013. The cabinet resolution has not yet been published.

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