The Russian government has amended the list of prohibited import from the countries of EU goods to allow import of fry of flounder, turbot, seabass, sea of ordinary and juvenile white-stockinged shrimp. The corresponding decree published on Tuesday on the website of legal information.

In the past year from under a food embargo Moscow were withdrawn fry of Atlantic salmon and trout, and juvenile oysters and mussels. This decision was taken in order to increase production in Russia “is in demand on the Russian market of aquaculture origin and set up new fish farms and support the existing ones”.

In August of this year, we will remind, the Ministry of agriculture has proposed to remove under embargo, some types of meat and vegetables for the production of baby food. Confirming the purpose of imported goods is the Ministry itself. It also intends to assert and the volume of imported products based on the needs of manufacturers of baby food and the availability of production on the territory of Russia.

The food embargo Russia imposed in August 2014 in response to Western sanctions after the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in the Donbas. In 2015, the ban was extended for one year. A ban were meat, sausage, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits, dairy products.

In may 2016, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered to prepare a document providing for the extension of the predamage to the end of 2017, and in the state Duma is considering the introduction of millions of fines or criminal liability for selling “sanctions”.

Some analysts have time and again notedthat the Russian authorities had not calculated the economic consequences of a retaliatory embargo.

Sanctions war took place under the slogan of supporting local producers, but the effect was lower than expected, and substantive support to domestic farmers received was not from an embargo, and from the devaluation of the ruble, which has made imported food is not available for the majority of Russians.

From the list of bradenburg excluded juvenile white-stockinged shrimp and fry of several fish species 25.10.2016

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