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Restrictions on the import of raw milk from Belarus threaten the Russian food industry and, in particular confectionery industry. About it reports “Kommersant” with reference to the Association of European businesses (AEB).
In the letter, the AEB sent to the Russian government indicated that the ban of the Rosselkhoznadzor have got the key ingredients for the production of confectionery products, baby food and ice cream. We are talking about skimmed milk, demineralized whey, etc. it is Noted that a lack of it can lead to companies being shut down or disruption of contracts and rising prices.
The Association believes that the domestic producers of dry dairy raw materials can’t satisfy the current market demand. And although the potential in this regard is, this will require substantial investment, control and time. Due to the lack of raw materials producers are not able to meet its obligations to retail chains, warned AEB.
Russia and Belarus regularly argue over the supplies and re-export of European sanctions products in Russia under the guise of Belarusian or from other countries, often quite exotic. Due to the differences of Russian Rosselkhoznadzor has turned into a tool of pressure in the local trade war between the two neighbors, regularly introducing restrictions on the supply of various products from Belarus.
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