Russia bans food imports from Canada other countries for 1 year

Russia is responding to fresh sanctions from Canada, the U.S. and other countries with a ban on food imports for a year.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the ban covers meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from Canada, the U.S., the European Union, Australia and Norway.The move announced Thursday was taken on orders from President Vladimir Putin in response to sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine.Canada on Wednesday slapped new sanctions and travel bans on several top Russian and Ukrainian politicians and groups with ties to Putin’s government.Canada’s latest sanctions, imposed in co-ordination with the U.S. and the EU, came amid reports Russia is massing thousands of troops along the Ukrainian border. Putin then ordering authorities to draft a list of agricultural products from countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia.Russia’s sanctions will mostly affect Canada’s pork industry. Canada’s agricultural exports to Russia amounted to $563 million in 2012, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and most of them were frozen pork.(The Canadian Press) Russia bans food imports from Canada, other countries for 1 year by News Staff Posted Aug 7, 2014 7:35 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

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