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Russia wants clarification on Belarusian papaya
Russian billionaire invests in fruit and veg
Russia asked Belarus for clarification about the exotic products that are grown in the country, according to the labels. Belarus extensively answered the Kremlin's questions. A Russian billionaire is investing heavily in apple and potato cultivation. Although the borders are closed to products, horticulture.....
Turkish export expects increase export to Russia
Belarus main supplier kiwis to Russia
Russian import figures are showing a downward trend. In the first eight months of this year, the import of food went down by 29.1 percent. Due to longer transport times, the prices for imported products went up. Brazil is showing an interest in the Russian market. The countries are negotiating the.....
Photo report World Food Moscow
From 14 to 17 September the 24th edition of the World Food was held in Moscow. At this international food fair importers and exporters of fruits and vegetables from all over the world were present. European fruit and vegetable companies were there with limitations, due to the boycott by Russia of Europe.....
Oversupply of potatoes leads to price reduction in Finland
Europe finds new markets, but not for fruits and vegetables
Europe has managed to find new markets after Russia enforced the boycott, concludes Moody's. According to a report by the organisation, there have been more exports than in previous years. A footnote is that this positive news doesn't apply to fruits and vegetables. The export decreased by over eleven.....
Take a look in greenhouses with Russian inspection
Russian retail pleads for end of boycott
Russia destroyed a party of Serbian plums that did not meet the phytosanitary demands last week. The inspection also posted a video online of a greenhouse inspection. The Russian retail is pleading for an end to the boycott. It's better for the economy. The number of Russians living below the poverty line.....
Weak rouble delays recovery Russian economy
EU: 500 million extra compensation
The weak position of the rouble, paired with low commodity prices, are slowing down the recovery of the Russian economy. The government in Moscow also recognizes that the recovery will take longer than expected. For exporters looking to export to Russia, the exchange rate means an additional risk. Also, a.....
Russia bans food imports from Bulgaria
Russia has banned imports of all agricultural produce from Bulgaria as of September 1, over forged certificates from the EU country, Russia's agriculture watchdog said in a statement Thursday.A wide range of food imports from Bulgaria is already subject to Russia's food embargo, which Russia introduced.....
Putin's workout programme
Russian growers concerned about storage facilities
Supposing you're the president of Russia, how would you start your Sunday off? Russian site RT watched as Putin started his day with a workout programme. The Russian growers aren't so relaxed. While the government is going for higher yields, growers are concerned about outdated storage facilities. Large.....
Russian retail ordered to scratch Western brands
Food destruction causes division
The Russian policy of destroying confiscated food, is dividing the Russian population. Although a majority is in favour of the policy, particularly when public health is at stake, others are speaking out against the policy. Recently, 20 tonnes of tomatoes from the Czech Republic were destroyed. Ecuador and.....
Russia has destroyed 606 tonnes of food since August 6
Rouble plunges even further
The Russian Minister of Agriculture supports the proposal to deal with smugglers of banned food more harshly. Since the beginning of August, Russia has destroyed about 606 tonnes of food. At the request of local residents, the Russian inspection investigated a greenhouse centre. Neighbours had complained.....
Russia: food smuggling equal to arms trade
Valencia wants kakis and pomegranates on compensation list
The government of Valencia pleads with the EU to add kakis and pomegranates to the list of products for which support is possible. The region expects that growers will be hit hard once again. The Polish minister invited Prime Minister Medvedev to come and sample apples. Recently, Medvedev accused the Poles.....
Moody's: Russia's import substitution only works for food
Putin dives during visit to Crimea
During a controversial visit to Crimea president Putin descended to the bottom of the Black Sea to look at a medieval shipwreck. Kiev responded angrily. According to Russia it is a domestic affair. The rouble reached a new low. After a period of recovery in the first half of the year the value of the Russian.....
Stricter border controls between Belarus and Kazakhstan
Russian government sued over destruction of food
There have been many responses in Russia to the government's demand that boycotted products be destroyed. Communists want the food to be given to the poor. Others propose using the products to generate power. A consumer organisation sued the government over the destruction. A legal proposal has been made in.....
Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein & Ukraine
Russia extends food embargo to 5 countries
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree that extends the list of countries that fall under Russian counter sanctions, he said at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, TASS reported."Now in addition to the European Union countries, Australia, Canada, Norway and the United States, that saw a ban on.....
Supermarket loses customers after sales sanctioned products
Year of Russian product embargo in figures
Polls show that the majority of Russians support the embargo, in spite of the rise in food prices. This week marked one year since the introduction of Russian food sanctions: up to the introduction of these sanctions, imported foreign foodstuffs made up more than 30% of the Russian market. Below is a figures.....
Russia to destroy banned Western food, Egypt exports more
Russia may extend list with 7 countries on embargo
The Russian food embargo may extend to another seven countries because of their support for anti-Russian sanctions. The new measures will affect production to the value of more than €460 million and the hardest hit manufactures will be Japan, Iceland and Ukraine. It is not yet known whether Switzerland will.....