On June 1, 2016 the Russian Federation was reported to have softened the product embargo, introduced back in 2014. These liberalizations, however, have only affected meat and vegetables used for the production of baby food. This was reported in an official statement of the Government.
According to the decree, to support Russian producers of baby food an exception will be made with respect to import of cattle meat, poultry and its by-products, as well as raw, cooked and dried vegetables, provided that they are approved for the intended use.
Let us recall that the trade embargo introduced by the Russian Federation two years ago applies to ban on imports of all meat and meat products, milk and dairy products, vegetables, fruit and fish – these restrictions came into effect on August 2014 against the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.