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Putin orders to end trade in US dollars at Russian seaports

Written by Tony Harkén on onsdag, 20 september 2017. Posted in Left 1, Ryssland, Artiklar om Ryssland, Left 1

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seaports by next year, according to the Kremlin website.

To protect the interests of stevedoring companies with foreign currency obligations, the government was instructed to set a transition period before switching to ruble settlements.

According to the head of Russian antitrust watchdog FAS Igor Artemyev, many services in Russian seaports are still priced in US dollars, even though such ports are state-owned.

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