Russia intends to extend the food embargo until the end of 2017

Россия намерена продлить продовольственное эмбарго до конца 2017 года

Russia intends to extend the food embargo until the end of 2017. This was stated by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the press service of the Russian government.

“I have instructed to prepare proposals for the extension of measures is not for a year, and by the end of 2017. Be, respectively, prepared an appeal to the President and issuing the necessary decisions the government decision”, – he said.

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Note, August 6, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On application of certain special economic measures to ensure security of the Russian Federation in response to Western sanctions. The next day the Russian government by its decree banned for a year imports of beef, pork, vegetables and fruits, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and most dairy products from USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.

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24 Jun 2015 Putin signed a decree on the renewal of the food embargo until August 5, 2016 inclusive.

January 1, 2016, Russia has imposed sanctions against Ukraine, which include customs duties and embargo, similar to the current against countries that supported sanctions against Russia.