Russia extends ban on western food imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that his country’s ban on food imports from the West has been renewed for 1 year until 5 August 2016. The ban prohibits most food imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada, and Norway, but does not cover wines and spirits, bread, pasta, or cereals.

The announcement follows the European Union’s decision earlier this week to extend its economic sanctions targeting certain transactions with Russia’s financial, energy, and defence sectors and imposing an export ban on dual-use goods (see previous blog).

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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