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Russian import ban on agricultural products

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Information about agricultural products affected by the Russian import ban.

The Russian Government imposed an unjustified ban on 7 August on the import of certain agricultural commodities from the EU.

We are still considering the impacts of the ban. While we do not expect it to have a significant overall effect on our agricultural industry, we do recognise it will have an impact on some businesses and in particular the pelagic (mackerel) sector of the Scottish fishing industry. This is why we are working closely with the Scottish government and European Commission to monitor the situation and understand the impact on business.

You can read the latest information from across government for UK businesses on Russia and Ukraine, including the Crimea, following the introduction of EU sanctions on 29 July 2014.

The list of agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs originating from the United States, countries of the European Union, Canada, Australia and the Kingdom of Norway, and that are banned for imports to the Russian Federation for a period of one year, is as follows:

Commodity Code List of products (see notes 1 and 3 below)
0201 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled
0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen
0203 Pork, fresh, chilled or frozen
0207 Meat and edible offal of the poultry indicated in line 0105, fresh, chilled or frozen
Out of 0210 (see Note 2) Meat salted, in brine, dried or smoked
0301, 0302, 0303, 0304, 0305, 0306, 0307, 0308 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
0401, 0402, 0403, 0404, 0405, 0406 Milk and dairy products
0701, 0702 00 000, 0703, 0704, 0705, 0706, 0707 00, 0708, 0709, 0710, 0711, 0712, 0713, 0714 Vegetables, edible roots and tubers
0801, 0802, 0803, 0804, 0805, 0806, 0807, 0808, 0809, 0810, 0811, 0813 Fruit and nuts
1601 00 Sausages and similar products of meat, meat offal or blood; final food products based thereon
1901 90 110 0, 1901 90 910 0 Finished products, including cheese and curd(cottage cheese) based on vegetable fats
2106 90 920 0, 2106 90 980 4, 2106 90 980 5, 2106 90 980 9 Foods (milk containing products on the basis of vegetable fats)


  1. For the purposes of the application of this list, one should be guided solely by the Commodity Code, the name of the product is shown for convenience.

  2. For the purposes of the application of this position, one should be guided both by a Commodity Code and the name of the product.

  3. Except for goods destined for baby food.

Further information

For further information on the products affected by the ban please contact the relevant agency: