Putin venerates St Nicholas's relics in Cathedral of the SaviorSociety & Culture May 24, 21:53
Putin points out Russia’s good relations with EgyptRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 21:30
Ukraine names conditions for Minsk accords' political part implementationWorld May 24, 20:44
Blaze-stricken Siberian areas expecting downpours that may quash firesSociety & Culture May 24, 19:45
Contact Group on Ukraine proposes more areas of disengagementWorld May 24, 19:39
Russian Emergencies Ministry says over 70 homes burn down in SiberiaSociety & Culture May 24, 18:49
International Chekhov Theater festival opens its doors for 13th time in MoscowSociety & Culture May 24, 18:44
Putin decorates commandoes for two-day face-to-face clash with militants in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 18:31
Experts say rising military spending to push Europe to reconsider NATO’s roleRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 17:56
MOSCOW, May 22. /TASS/. The Russian Ministry of Agriculture is considering an option of introducing protective duties on import of milk and dairy products to Russia, the ministry said on Friday.
"The National Dairy Producers Union (Soyuzmoloko) is recommended to initiate an antidumping probe on import of milk and dairy products to Russia for the purpose of possible introduction of protective duties," the ministry said in assignments following the meeting.
Soyuzmoloko already gathered materials for the antidumping probe on import of dairy products to Russia. However, the matter of protective duties ceased to be relevant after Russia imposed a food embargo on August 7, 2014, executive director of the Union Artyom Belov said on Friday.
"The situation at the end of 2014 returned us to the question of relevancy at the Customs Union’s level, so that to protect and ensure profitability of domestic producers in the territory of all the member-nations of the union," Belov said. Soyuzmoloko discussed the issue of the antidumping probe and protective duties with the Russian Ministry of Agriculture first and then sent similar requests to Belarus and Kazakhstan, he added.
Soyuzmoloko expects the probe will be carried out in cooperation with the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.