Russia likely to renew food embargo

Russia’s Agriculture Minister, Alexander Tkachev, has said that Russia is prepared to renew its embargo on Western food imports until the end of 2017 (see previous blog).  The embargo is currently in force until the end of August this year, and Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told reporters that he thought the renewal would be approved “unless some miraculous changes occur in the geopolitics”.

The EU’s trade and economic sanctions on Russia are due for renewal in June & July this year (see previous blog).

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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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