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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The government has allowed to import into Russia sanctions vegetables and meat


The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia has eased a food embargo against the West. The government has allowed the import of poultry, beef and vegetables. However, on the table of Russians, they most likely will not get.


photo: Alexander Astafyev

These products can be supplied to Russia only as a raw material for the production of baby food, reports TASS with reference to the Ministry of agriculture.

The Ministry reported that measures aimed at the development of baby food production in the country. The corresponding decision was taken by the government on may 27.

The food products may be imported only with the confirmation of their intended purpose. The Ministry of agriculture for its part, will determine the amount of import of raw materials, based on the needs of manufacturers of baby food.

It also takes account of the production of raw materials in Russia and the countries exempt from the embargo.

It is worth noting that in late may, the Agency initiated the preparation of draft resolution of the Cabinet, extending the ban on the importation of food by the end of next year.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that thus domestic farmers will be able to use more long-term horizon of investment.”

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