The Russian government published on Thursday the list of agricultural products from the United States, European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway being banned from the Russian market in the preliminary one year. The ban will be implemented immediately.
The Russian government published on Thursday a list of agricultural products banned for import for one year from the United States, the European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway.
“A list of agricultural produce, raw materials and food products, which country of origin are the United States of America, the European Union countries, Canada, Australia and the Kingdom of Norway, and which are banned for import into Russia for a period of one year has been approved”, the government announced.
Prime Minister Dmitrij Medvedev said on Russian TV: “Sanctions are never good and it was not an easy decision – but we had to make it”.
The list of the banned products includes:
- Fresh, chilled and refrigerated beef;
- Fresh, chilled and refrigerated pork;
- Poultry meat and all edible poultry by-products;
- Salted, pickled, dried and smoked meat;
- Fish and shell fish;
- Clams and other water invertebrates;
- Milk and dairy products;
- Vegetables, edible roots and tuber crops;
- Fruits and nuts;
- Meat by-products or blood, as well as products made of them;
- Ready-to-eat products including cheeses and cottage cheese based on vegetable fats.
Source: SPIEGEL Online, Russian news agencies