In case of cancellation food embargo imposed by Russia in response to Western sanctions, an automatic return of all importers will not happen, Russian specialists will re-inspect all businesses. About it the assistant to the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Alexei Alekseenko said on the sidelines of the Gaidar forum, reports “RIA Novosti”.
For the period of counter-sanctions have been many changes, so suppliers who want to return to the Russian market, “will be really difficult,” he said.
“This is quite a difficult and long process, especially because this year we need to reduce the cost of verifying foreign enterprises”, — said Alekseenko.
On Friday, January 13, the first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov announced a possible lifting of the Russian sanctions “in case of warming relations with the West.” To power in the United States came a new administration and Russia is ready “to talk with partners as much as our partners are ready”, he said.
According to first Deputy Prime Minister, the Russian government extended earlier food embargo until 31 December 2017 to “create horizons, but not to create excessive expectations.”
In November 2016, Vladimir Putin has promised to delay the lifting of sanctions “as long as possible”. Such statement the President made on the Forum of the Russian popular front action, responding to the request of businessmen “in any case not to lift sanctions”.
The EU and USA imposed sanctions against a number of individuals and organizations in 2014 after joining the Crimea to Russia. Later, they repeatedly expanded and extended. Russia has imposed retaliatory measures in August 2014, banned the import to Russia of certain products from USA, EU countries, Canada, Australia and Norway. Later their action was extended to Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Ukraine.