Photo: Cyril Pukhlyakov / RIA Novosti
Losses from foreign countries entered Russia four years ago, the food embargo may be about 8.3 billion dollars a year. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the statistics of the Federal customs service (FCS).
It is noted that the greatest losses in Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, which formerly were the main suppliers of agricultural products to Russia.
In General, imports from the EU until 2014 was estimated at 5.9 billion dollars. Norway accounted for 1.1 billion on U.S. — 780 million, Canada 373 million, and Australia — 182 million dollars.
The Russian food embargo is a response to imposed by Western countries sanctions. Restrictive measures from the EU, USA and some other countries adopted for the first time in 2014, and are associated with the annexation of Crimea. The Peninsula became part of Russia following the results of referendum in which an overwhelming majority of residents voted in support of this decision. Kiev, and with it the Western countries did not recognize the results of the plebiscite. Moscow insists that the accession process conforms to the norms of international law.
In addition, the sanctions associated with military conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. Kiev has officially recognized Russia as an occupant country and accused it of supporting non-government-controlled areas of Donbas. Moscow has repeatedly denied these accusations.
In July 2018, the Russian government extended the effect of predamage to the end of 2019.
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