Russia bans governmental purchases of imported foods

A relevant decree restricts purchase of fish, meat, dairy products, rice, salt and sugar for state-owned and state-financed organizations
Russia bans governmental purchases of imported foods
26 August 12:36 2016 Print This Article

Russia imposes restrictions on governmental purchases of certain types of foods from abroad for state and municipal needs (with the exception for the products imported from the Eurasian Economic Union). The corresponding decree of the Russian Government was published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The decree comes into force from September 3, 2016.

“The Government Decree comes into force from September 3, 2016 and will affect purchases of food-stuff for state and municipal needs, in particular for state-owned and state-financed institutions such as schools, hospitals, kindergartens. The restrictions don’t apply to business purchases (retail chains, wholesale, etc),” the Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev said.

The list of foodstuffs subject to the restrictions includes 23 items, including fish, meat (beef, pork, poultry), dairy products (milk, butter, cheese), rice, salt and sugar.

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