Who Will be Supplying Cheese to Russia during the Sanctions – Iran


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Iran to Supply Cheese to Russia

Iran is ready to start shipping cheese to Russia, a little over a year after Moscow imposed an embargo on dairy products from most European countries, a Russian agricultural official said Tuesday.

Iranian dairy products to be supplied to Russia have successfully passed an inspection by Russia’s agricultural watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor, Alexei Alexeyenko, an assistant to the watchdog’s chief, said in an interview with the Russian News Service radio station.

A special protocol on supply conditions must now be signed before Iran can begin shipments, Alexeyenko said.

Russia is seeking to find new food suppliers after banning a range of imports from Western countries in August last year in response to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and European Union over the Ukraine crisis. Originally a one-year embargo, the government this summer extended it for another year.

Officials aim to eventually increase domestic production of food to compensate for lost imports, “but we will have to buy dairy products, especially cheese, from other countries for some time,” Alexeyenko said.

Producers from Turkey and India are also interested in supplying cheese to Russia, Alexeyenko told the TASS news agency earlier this year.

Source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-plans-cheese-imports-from-iran/539836.html

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6 thoughts on “Who Will be Supplying Cheese to Russia during the Sanctions – Iran

    1. Andy, If you’ve been paying attention the US government and E.U. have been meddling in Ukraine and Crimea, Russia’s only way to fight back has been to establish a ban on all food stuffs coming from Europe and the States. It may seem childish to you but it’s serious business and nothing to make light of, do your homework and if you feel the same way create a post about it. Remember you’ve been promising me a post for a very long time, remember?

      1. sorry i misread the first bit i thought it was a reverse ban – that the EU werent exporting TO Russia. actually i finished that thing for you sorry i just needed to sort out some photos and everything else got on top of me lately. thats why ive hardly posted myself in the last month, ill see if i can find what i wrote in response to your questions.

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