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EU responses to the Russian import ban: Questions and answers

What products are covered by the Russian sanctions?


The Russian measures cover meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables and certain process products bans the following products from the EU, United States, Canada, Australia and Norway:

  • Meat of bovine animals, fresh, chilled or frozen
  • Pork, fresh, chilled or frozen
  • Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 0105, fresh, chilled or frozen
  • Meat salted, in brine, dried or smoked
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Vegetables, edible roots and tubers
  • Fruit and nuts
  • Sausages and similar products of meat, meat offal or blood; food preparations based thereon
  • Several products of processed food, including malt extract and preparations of flour and starch content


These were subsequently adjusted to exclude certain niche products such as:

  • lactose-free milk and lactose-free milk products
  • seed potatoes, seed onion, sugar maize hybrid for planting, peas for planting
  • hatchlings of salmon (Salmo salar) and trout (Salmo trutta)
  • biologically active supplements; vitamin-mineral complexes; flavour additives; protein concentrates and their mixtures; food fibres; food additives


>> Read the English translation of the Russian legislation (including the adjustments) pdf - 274 KB [274 KB]


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