Russia easies embargo on EU and US food products
Russia has decided to exclude some products included in the August-announced embargo imposed on US, EU, Australia, Canada and Norway, the Bulgarian newswire, Novinite, reported Aug. 21.
Â â€śAccording to a decree published by the Russian government Aug. 20, Russia excluded from the blacklist the following food products: lactose-free milk, potatoes, small salmon and trout for breading-pools, potato and onion seedlings, hybrid sugar corn and peas, and also biologically active supplements,â€ť the local media reported.
Â The Aug. 20 decree, signed by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, partially eases Russian restrictions introduced Aug. 7 in response to the sanctions that EU and the US imposed on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.
Â The local media reported also that Belarus had dropped a ban on cattle imports from the EU and that it plans to increase its food exports to Russia by 15 to 40 percent in 2014.
Photo courtesy ofÂ Â Bill Branson and the US National Cancer Institute.
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