10:50 23.12.2015

Food embargo applies to 46% of goods exported to Russia – Agriculture Ministry

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Food embargo applies to 46% of goods exported to Russia – Agriculture Ministry

Russian trade embargo applies to meat and meat products, fish, dairy products, vegetables, fruit and nuts, bakery goods, Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food Oleksiy Pavlenko wrote on his Facebook page.

"These groups of products account for 46% (or $116 million) in our agricultural exports to the Russian Federation. The share of agricultural products forbidden by Russia in general exports, which for the ten months amounted to $11.6 billion, is a mere 1%," the minister said.

The minister said that in January-October this year Ukrainian exports of agricultural products to Russia decreased by 73%, to $253.8 million.

According to the official, the exports of condensed milk, butter, eggs, finished or canned fish and shellfish goods, grains, oilseeds, sugar confectionery to Russia have been fully stopped.

Pavlenko noted that other groups of goods to be exported from Ukraine to the Russian Federation will be subject to duties agreed by Russia within the WTO.

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