Iceland intends to increase exports of fish and fish products to Russia and hopes to find new suppliers to the market following Russia’s food-import ban on products from the European Union, Commercial Representative at the Icelandic Embassy in Moscow Ilona Vasilieva told.
The Eurasian Economic Commission has approved meat import quotas for the countries of the Customs Union in 2015.
The quotas in 2015 remained for Russia and Belarus and reduced for Kazakhstan.
European food producers are reportedly seeking to bypass Moscow’s ban on western food imports by deceiving authorities over the origin of the products with tags claiming the food is produced in countries that are not banned, including Turkey.
Yuzhnaya Holding, a poultry farm of Avangardco, the largest producer of shell eggs and dry egg products in Ukraine, is to be purchased by compulsory order, the Minister of Agriculture of the Crimea Nikolay Polyushkin has said in a statement.
China is ready to expand bilateral trade in agriculture with Russia, Xinhua News Agency reported Monday, citing China’s Ministry of Commerce.