Russia: Russia Continues to Fine Tune its Food Ban to Import Substitution Needs

The Russian Government amended the list of agricultural products that are subject to Russia’s food ban to exclude breeding grapevine and brown garden snails from the ban as of March 9, 2021. Another relaxation of the Russian food ban is planned for 2021 as a draft government decree proposes to exclude fry of a hybrid of the African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus and Heterobranchus longifilis) from the ban for a fishery project in the Russian Far East. This report contains unofficial English translations of both measures mentioned above, as well as Russia’s food import ban, listing the countries and products covered, as it currently stands.

Russia: Russia Continues to Fine Tune its Food Ban to Import Substitution Needs