Opportunity: Russia Extends Ban on European Foods

The Russian government has increased restrictions on food imports from the European Union to include fats, animal meal and other meat products and will start buying them from other markets.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The use of prohibited substances and toxic products from the European Union (EU) has led Russia to take this temporary measure, which excepts "... Production crossing the border before October 26 which will be subject to appropriate laboratory tests to confirm their safety. "

Prensalibre.com reports that "... The Russian agency responsible for veterinary and phytosanitary control has now limited the importation of meat products from the EU due to violation of sanitary rules in effect in the Customs Union, which includes Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. "

"... Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the European Union that it will be difficult to return to the Russian market, once it has been occupied by Latin American and Asian companies. The danger for our traditional suppliers is that when a company gets a foothold in a market, removing it later would then be very difficult, if not impossible. "

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