The List of Agricultural Produce, Raw Materials and Food Products banned from import to Russia has been extended to include live pigs and several types of edible livestock byproducts and fats. The imposed restrictions will not affect domestic consumer availability.
The document was amended by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.
Government Resolution No. 778 of 7 August 2017 specifies the agricultural produce, raw materials and food products subject to an import ban to Russia through 31 December 2018, originating from the United States, countries of the European Union, Canada, Australia, Norway, Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein (hereinafter referred to as the List).
The signed resolution extends the List with the following items:
- live pigs (with the exception of purebred breeding animals);
- fresh, chilled or frozen edible byproducts of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, mules and hinnies (with the exception of goods used in pharmaceutical production;
- fresh, chilled or frozen, salted, marinated, dried or smoked pork fat separated from lean meat, and poultry fat, neither rendered nor extracted by another method;
- pork fat (including lard) and poultry fat;
- cattle, sheep and goat fat’;
- lard stearin, lard oil, oleostearin, oleo oil or animal oil, emulsified, mixed or prepared by any other method.
The imposed restrictions will not affect domestic consumer availability.