On 24 June 2015 the President of the Russian Federation
signed the Decree No. 320 "On Extension of Certain Special
Economic Measures Aimed at Ensuring Security of the Russian
Federation", that is, the prohibition on imports of certain
agricultural products, raw materials and food products originating
from the USA, the EU, Canada, Australia and the Kingdom of Norway
was extended for a term of one year starting from 6 August
In performance of the Decree the Government of the Russian
Federation adopted on 25 June 2015 the Decision No. 625 (which
became effective on the same date) approving a new list of
agricultural products, raw materials and food products which are
prohibited for import in Russia.
In the material aspects this new list is analogous to the one
approved by the decision of the Government No. 778 dated
07.08.2014; however, the following types of products are released
from the prohibition:
tiny fishes of Salmo salar, Salmo trutta and Oncorhynchus
spat of oysters and mussels;
specialized lactose free milk and specialized lactose free milk
products for diet medical nutrition and diet protective
Furthermore, the list is supplemented with food or finished
products manufactured with the use of cheese production
technologies and containing 1.5 and more weight percent of milk
The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (the FCS
of Russia) is to continue to control compliance with the
prohibition of import in Russia of the respective products.
The Order of the FCS of Russia No. 1496 dated 7 August 2014
obligates the heads of regional customs offices and customs
directly reporting to the FCS of Russia, in particular:
a. to ensure the determination of the country of origin of the
products imported to the customs territory of the Customs Union in
the specified procedure, including by actual control within the
risk management system, if required;
b. in case of identification of the facts of declaring of the
products, raw materials or foods originating from the United States
of America, the EU, Canada, Australia and the Kingdom of Norway
under the list provided by the Order to provide refusal in release
of such goods according to the declared customs procedure and
taking measures to their immediate export from customs area of the
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