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MOSCOW, August 16, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s agricultural authorities have added twelve companies to the list of food suppliers from Chile.
Chile’s twelve companies added to the list will supply fish and seafood. The authorities say the companies are ready to comply with the veterinary and sanitary requirements of the Customs Union (of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan).
In response to Western sanctions, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to ban for one year the imports of agricultural, raw and food products from the countries, which imposed sanctions against Russia.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that the Russian government imposed a one-year ban on imports of beef, pork, poultry, fish, cheeses, fruit, vegetables and dairy products from Australia, Canada, the European Union, the United States and Norway.
The list of the banned products includes cattle meat (fresh, chilled and refrigerated), pork (fresh, chilled and refrigerated), poultry meat and all poultry edible by-products, salted meat, pickled meat, dried meat, smoked meat, fish and shell fish, clams and other water invertebrates, milk and dairy products, vegetables, edible roots and tuber crops, fruits and nuts, sausage and analogous meat products, meat by-products or blood, as well as products made of them, ready-to-eat products including cheeses and cottage-cheese based on vegetable fats.
Besides Latin American countries, China has demonstrated high interest to the Russian market. China has offered supplies of pork. The issue will be on the agenda of the visit of Russian delegation to China. The delegation of the agricultural authority will discuss with Chinese counterparts terms of possible supplies on Monday, the ministry’s head Sergei Dankvert told ITAR-TASS.