Russia may soon restore EU food imports

According to Russian media, relevant agreement will be signed today between Russia and Republic of San Marino
Russia may soon restore EU food imports
18 March 10:07 2016 Print This Article

Russia may soon restore imports of European cheeses and meat products via San Marino that is not in Russian embargo list, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
According to the agency, a relevant agreement between the states will be signed on March, 18 at the International Economic Forum of CIS member states. It is expected that the Minister of Territorial Development and International Economic Cooperation of the Republic of San Marino Antonella Mularoni will participate at the forum.

Earlier, in October, 2015, media reported that Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor published data according to which 78.3% of cheese in Russia was counterfeit, while the figure for Moscow region reached 45%.

Two years ago, Russia in response to the Western sanctions banned imports of several food-stuff from the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. Last year the ban was extended to August 5, 2016. It bans imports of food-stuff from the United States, Canada, Australia, EU Member States, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Ukraine and Turkey.

Anastasiia Kochkurova

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