MOSCOW, October 28. The first Deputy of the Federation Council Committee on agrarian and food policy Sergei Lisovsky proposed to include canned meat produced in the countries that supported anti-Russian sanctions, the list of products the import of which into Russia is prohibited.
According to the Senator, when drawing up the sanctions list was a clerical error which resulted in the raw meat was in the lists, and cans not included.
“A strange situation – we prohibit the importation of raw materials from countries that supported sanctions against Russia, at the same time allow the importation of this raw material products in Russia”, – he said at the plenary session of the Federation Council.
Lisowski also noted that it has repeatedly appealed on this issue to the relevant agencies, but a clear answer has not received. On the proposal of the Senator, the head of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko gave a legal assignment to the Committee on agrarian and food policy to deal with these issues.
August 6, 2014 President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On adopting special economic measures to ensure security of the Russian Federation” in response to sanctions of Western countries and to support domestic producers.
The next day the Russian government by its decision, imposed a year ban on imports of beef, pork, vegetables and fruits, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and most dairy products from the U.S., EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
June 24, 2015 Vladimir Putin signed a decree extending the food embargo until August 5, 2016.