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Russia is to remove the lower customs duties previously enjoyed by certain nations

Russia to cancel lower duties on beef from Brazil and Paraguay

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s committee on customs and tariff regulation, headed by the Minister for Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, has decided to start applying full customs duties on beef imported from Brazil and Paraguay “to get the price of importers in line with...

Russian meat firms could benefit from a deal to export poultry to China

Russia eyes Chinese poultry trade as shortages loom

By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russia is planning to promote exports of poultry and pork to China and has already started talks with the Chinese government to increase exports beyond their current low volumes. 

Vladimir Putin wants radical measures to break the cycle of ASF virus outbreaks

Pig laws set for post-virus epidemic shake-up

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The African swine fever (ASF) epidemic in eastern Europe may trigger sweeping reforms in the pig industry, as conventional methods of fighting the disease have been ineffective. 

The impact of Russia re-entering the beef import trade could be massive, claim Rabobank

Russia is the ‘sleeping giant’ of global beef trade

By Oscar Rousseau

Geopolitical acrimony has seen Russia’s role in the global beef trade decline, but a supply shortage and a price hike means there is potential it will re-enter the market, according to Rabobank.

Vladimir Putin and Alexey Ulyukaev want to lift the food ban on Turkey

Russia poised to lift Turkey food ban

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia may lift its food embargo on Turkey, due to be in place until the end of 2016, according to the Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev.

Arkady Dvorkovich: 'I think these documents will be approved unless some miraculous changes occur in the geopolitics.' ©iStock

Europe divided

Russia to extend EU embargo until late 2017

By Niamh Michail

Russia’s embargo of EU food products will be extended until the end of 2017 but the list of banned foods or countries affected will not change, according to a draft government decree.

Hungary plans to double the number of hogs to six million.

Hungarian meat processor to open new plants as exports rise

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Following the release of its improved financial results and higher export sales in 2015, Hungarian meat processor Gyulahús Kft has unveiled plans to set up a new meat processing plant and a slaughterhouse in Gyula, in Hungary’s south-eastern region, which...

Egypt was the second-largest buyer of Russian wheat last year, behind only Turkey, said Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Egypt bags cheap Russian wheat, signs new silo deals

By Eliot Beer

Egypt will buy more wheat from Russia this year, taking advantage of historically low prices, while it continues with a major grain silo programme to improve domestic storage capacity.

The move comes after EU ministers approved a six-month extension of sanctions on Russia’s energy, defence and financial sectors

New date set for end of Russian embargo

By Chloe Ryan

Russia has extended its embargo on EU food imports for a further six months until 31 January 2016, in retaliation for the EU’s decision to extend its own economic sanctions aimed at pressuring Moscow to resolve the Ukraine conflict.

Russian food embargo to be extended

Russian food embargo to be extended

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s embargo on food from the European Union (EU), US, Canada and a number of other countries will be extended beyond August 2015, following a speech by the Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev at the Food Security Forum in Rostov Oblast. 

Putin claims the EU's sanctions are

Russia likely to extend EU food import ban


Russia is likely to extend its ban on EU food imports beyond the August 7 deadline, as the European Union looks set to continue its sanctions against Russian products.

It is anticipated that raw meat will be among the first items to be restored

Russia suggests mitigating food embargo for Greece and Hungary

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Following the announcement by Russia’s deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich that his government was considering ways to mitigate the food embargo, imposed in August last year, for a number of countries in the European Union (EU), Minister of Economic...

Brazilian beef exports to Russia have soared following the embargo of food imports

Brazil’s beef exports to Russia soar

By Oli Haenlein

Brazilian beef exports to Russia have soared following the embargo of food imports from the US, EU, Canada, Norway and Australia, according to the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporting Industries (Abiec) and International online shipping site Joc.com.

Russia hopes to decrease reliance on imports through local investment

Putin orders government to abandon meat imports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is planning to substitute imports in a number of product categories, including meat. The move was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Russian meat processors calls on intervention on ban

Russian President called to intervene in EU pork import ban

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The largest Russian meat processors have sent an open letter to the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, with a request to lift recently implemented restrictions on EU pork imports. According to them, this step has already resulted in “a catastrophic situation”...

ASF is most prevelant on small pig farms

Russia culls 70,000 pigs in ASF backlash

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian authorities are conducting an unprecedented cull of 70,000 pigs in the Belgorod Oblast region in a bid to halt the spread of African swine fever (ASF) and protect large pig farms from infection.

Putin says he will provide financial support to pig and poultry farmers

Putin promises support for Russian pork and poultry industries

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised that the government will provide special support to Russia’s poultry and pork producers, which are currently suffering record losses due to the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).


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