MOSCOW, August 7 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday, banning for a year imports of agricultural and food products from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia. The government is expected to announce the complete “black lists” of imports on Thursday. Below is the list of Russia’s major imports from the countries that imposed sanctions against Moscow.
Meat, including poultry, makes the basis of the imports from the United States.
Among the Canadian goods imported to Russia are products of animal and plant origin, ready-made foods and drinks, fats and oils of animal and plant origin, and mineral commodities.
Russia primarily imports frozen and refrigerated cattle meat from Australia.
Japan’s exports to Russia include frozen fish and seafood, milk powder, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, as well as ready-made food products such as sauces, spices and soups.
Swiss exports to Russia are primarily cereal and milk products.
Russian imports from Ukraine include cocoa beans, cheese and other dairy products.
The Russian imports from Austria are mainly made of commodities, particularly crude rubber, certain types of chemicals, as well drinks and tobacco goods.
The main Russian imports from Belgium include foods, particularly meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, baked goods and fats.
Russia mainly imports grape wines, as well fruit and nuts from Bulgaria.
Russia’s main imports from Cyprus include citrus fruit, fresh and refrigerated fish - the typical exports for the country.
Russia imports a range of food products from the Czech Republic, including fruit and vegetables, and various drinks. It also imports fats, oils and animal and plant wax.
Denmark supplies Russia mainly with dairy, poultry eggs, honey, meat and edible by-products, fish, shellfish and mussels.
Finland supplies dairy and meat products, coffee, tea, bread crops, feed crops, fish products, as well as vegetables and fruit to Russia.
The imports from France include animal products, chemicals and nitrogen products.
Russia imports food products from Italy, especially grape wine, fruit and pasta.
Russia imports the following food products from Lithuania: cheese, cottage cheese, meat, animal feed, drinks, potatoes, canned beans, fish, and live pigs.
Russia imports dairy, eggs, flower and cereal products, and live animals from Holland.
Russia imports cattle and certain food products from Slovakia.
The main goods imported from Spain include frozen meat and by-products, fruit, raw and semi-prepared foods, citrus fruit, olives and olive oil.
The United Kingdom’s exports to Russia include alcoholic beverages, frozen fish, cheese and coffee.