Poland imposed an embargo on coal from Russia and Belarus
Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a law on special solutions to counter aggression against Ukraine.
Among other things, the import of coal from the Russian Federation and Belarus is prohibited. This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to the Europeyska Pravda.
The purpose of the law is to make legal decisions at the national level that will allow the effective implementation of the provisions launched by the European Union in response to the aggression of the Russian Federation.
Considering the security of the country, the law prohibits the import of coal and coke from the territory of the Russian Federation or Belarus into the territory of the Republic of Poland.
Responsible for monitoring the ban will be the head of customs and revenue, who will be able to seize the goods and file an application for confiscation of the goods to the treasury.
Individuals or legal entities violating the ban face a fine of up to PLN 20 million.
Subjects affected by this ban will be compensated for the losses they incur as a result of the imposed sanctions.
The law enters into force on the day following its publication.
As previously reported, intentions to abandon Russian coal were discussed in Poland at the end of March. In addition, Germany and Japan have announced the refusal of coal from the Russian Federation. And in Finland, activists blocked the train with coal from the Russian Federation.
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