“Due to sanctions and counter-sanctions, economic and trade relations between our countries have intensified in terms of replacing some products which previously Russia imported from Europe with Argentinian suppliers. I will name two numbers, which, in my opinion, are very representative. In the past year, meat supplies from Argentina to Russia increased by 38 percent, and supplies of dairy products increased by 47 percent,” Coronelli said.
He added that before the trade embargo Argentina mainly supplied mainly beef to Russia, but now it also exports pork and chickens.
In August 2014, Moscow introduced a one-year ban on the import of certain food products from the United States, the European Union and other countries that had earlier imposed economic sanctions against Russia over its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. The import ban includes meat, poultry, fish, seafood, dairy, fruit and vegetables.