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Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Rosselkhoznadzor is going to ban food from Africa and supplies through Belarus

The Rosselkhoznadzor is considering the possibility of a ban of the import into Russia of plant products from a number of African countries, as well as through the territory of Belarus and the European Union, RIA “Novosti” press-Secretary of Department Yulia Melano.

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She explained that such need arises in connection with so-called “sanctions” imposed a ban on the import into Russia of products from countries that supported sanctions against Russia.

African countries could fall under the ban, as it is impossible to confirm that the imported in Russia, the products produced in them and not “sanctioned” States. The prohibition of exports through Belarus and Ukraine is associated with similar problems: Rosselkhoznadzor speaks of the “dubious legality” of imported products through them.

We will remind that the government at the end of may decided to extend the “anti-sanctions” until the end of 2017, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has explained the concern about domestic manufacturer and attempt to give it a wider planning horizon for the development of production.

Also virtually ceased, supplies of plant products from Turkey.

Against this background, the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev said that even in the case of lifting the restrictive measures the EU will not be able to recover its share in the Russian market, as Russian consumers are already largely became a devotee of Russian production and domestic goods”.

Read how the government explained why Russians do not need good food.

At the same time, government analytical report appeared the thesis that “beef (for Russians — ed.) will acquire the properties of an expensive niche product, so the massive support for this segment inappropriate”.

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