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Fears calmed over Russian food import ban

Posted at August 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Farming,News,Rural Business | 0 Comment

The news that Russia has imposed a ban on food imports from the EU, US and a number of other countries, as a result of tensions over the Ukraine, should not alarm British producers.

According to a government spokesman, ministers are still considering the impacts of the ban but do not expect it to have a significant overall effect on our agricultural industry.

Apparently, the affected agricultural exports to Russia account for just 0.2% of the UK’s food, feed and drink agricultural exports, in total.

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