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Russia threatens food ban

26th April 2014

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The ban would cost Poland millions per year
The ban would cost Poland millions per year
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There were reports in the press this week that Russia may be on the verge of banning Polish fruit and vegetables from being imported into the country.

According to TVN24, the Ministry of Agriculture has received a letter from Russia asking for greater control over the quality of the imported products otherwise a ban may be implemented. However Agricultural Minister Marek Sawicki has spoken out over the issue claiming that such a ban is unlikely.

The President of the Institute for Agricultural Development Marcin Wronski has warned that a ban will have a large effect on Poland’s economy.

“The value of exports of fruit and vegetables to Russia is worth approximately USD 5 bln per year ...

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