An embargo has been placed on agriculture and food imports into Russian from Australia, the EU, United States and other Western countries. This knee jerk reaction by Russia comes following these named western countries (including Australia) imposing sanctions on Moscow over it’s policy on Ukraine.
The embargo, which was introduced on the 7th August, affects importation of beef, pork, fruit and vegetables, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and dairy products into Russia. Imports from New Zealand will still be accepted.
Infant and baby formula will still be allowed to be imported.
The ban will be in place for a year, unless “our partners demonstrate a constructive approach towards co-operation” advised Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
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