Turkey has stopped the transit of sanctioned goods to Russia. Logistics companies have complained that they are having problems transporting goods going to Russia under the parallel import scheme. Previously agreed flight reservations are cancelled.
Problems that logistics companies have with the delivery of sanctioned goods to Russia are reported by Kommersant with reference to market participants.
Difficulties began to arise already on March 8. Pre-agreed cargo flight bookings are cancelled, said Georgy Vlastopulo, CEO of Optimalog. Turkey blocks the transit of goods that should be imported into Russia as part of parallel imports, logistics companies emphasize.
At the same time, the authorities did not officially notify that they were stopping the transit, so Turkey would have to admit that it is involved in supplying sanctioned goods to Russia, said Valeria Savenkova, commercial director of Transasia Logistics.
The interlocutors of the publication relate the stoppage of the transit of goods with the recent visit to Turkey by the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.
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