Regular increase of “Ukrzaliznytsia” for rail freight kills exports of food industry, says president of the association “Ukrkondprom” Oleksandr Baldyniuk. This is stated in article “Ukrzaliznytsia” inflates rate: Business warns of economic slowdown” 112.among others.
According to the president of association “Ukrkondprom”, only confectionery exports for 4 years have already lost 60 thousand tons due to the increase of tariffs and protectionist actions of Russia.
Commenting on the provision of “Ukrzaliznytsia” the right to automatically index tariffs on rail freight for the index of industrial producers' prices, said Baldyniuk, it would negatively affect both business , and the economy as a whole. As an example, he cited the situation with the granting of US rights to self-determine the rate for the use of wagons. According to Baldyniuk, the share of the state monopolist only in covered wagons (used to transport food) reaches 78%. continue Reading »