Russia restricts Turkish food imports and prepares further sanctions

Russian Prime Minister Medvedev has said that wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey will be imposed by Russia in response to Turkey downing one of Russia’s fighter jets on the border between Turkey and Syria this week. Russia yesterday restricted agricultural and food imports from Turkey to Russia, and removed several Turkish products from shops after health and safety checks.  Russia restricted Western food imports last year in response to sanctions (see previous blog).

Speaking at a televised cabinet meeting, Medvedev stated that the focus of the sanctions would be on “introducing limits or bans” on Turkish economic interests in Russia, in addition to a “limitation of the supply of products”.  He added that negotiations over proposals for a preferential trade regime with Turkey would be terminated, and joint investment projects with Turkey would be put on hold or cancelled.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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