On August 6, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning a list of agricultural products from the United States, Canada, European Union, Australia, and Norway as a result of the implementation of economic sanctions against Russia due to events in the region. The ban takes place immediately, according to the decree, and will be valid for 1 calendar year. The list of agricultural products include beef, pork, poultry, fruits, vegetables, fish, seafood, cheese, milk and a variety of other products.

Russia Announces Ban on Many U.S. Agricultural Products