The ban on the import of certain categories of agricultural products, raw materials and food has been extended from 1 January until 31 December 2018.
The document was prepared
in keeping with the Russian President’s Executive Order No 293 of 30 June 2017
on Extending Certain Special Economic Measures to Ensure the Security of the Russian Federation.
The directive approves amendments to Government Resolution No 778 of 7 August 2014 on Measures to Implement the Russian President’s Executive Orders No 560 of 6 August 2014, No 320 of 24 June 2015 and No 305 of 29 June 2016.
The ban on the import of certain categories of agricultural products, raw materials and food from the US, EU member countries, Canada, Australia, Norway, Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein has been extended from 1 January until 31 December 2018.
These restrictions are designed to expand the special economic countermeasures against certain states based on the extent of their involvement in the sanctions regime against Russia.