Russia renews food embargo

Russia has renewed its embargo on food imports from several of the countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia, until 31 December 2017.  The countries include member states of the EU, the USA, Canada, Australia, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Ukraine.

Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said he thought the sanctions would be renewed “unless some miraculous changes occur in the geopolitics” (see previous blog).  Last week the EU renewed its trade sanctions on Crimea & Sevastopol, and is likely to renew its sanctions targeting sectors of Russia’s economy next month (see previous blogs here and here).

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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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