Yesterday Russia published the list of food products that can no longer be imported from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Australia and Norway. These sanctions, a curious response to U.S. and E.U. sanctions on Russia, seem calculated to punish mostly Russian consumers, who may well see higher food prices and empty grocery store shelves. Muscovites and other Russians will be pleased to learn, however, that horse and goat meat are exempted from the ban. Also, in case you think Putin has no heart whatsoever, items destined for baby food are exempted from the ban.
Here is a translation of the list. (My Russian is rusty, so I welcome any corrections.)
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*For the purposes of this list only Foreign Economic Activity Commodity Nomenclature of the Customs Union (FEACN CU) commodity codes should be considered; the name of goods is given for user convenience only.
**For the purposes of this item both the FEACN CU commodity code and the name of the product should be considered.
***Except for goods destined for baby food.
The last two entries on the list are somewhat confusing. The listing for heading 1901 refers to vegetable-oil-based cheese and curds, but the specific commodity codes appear to refer to certain malt extracts. The listing for heading 2106 refers to certain dairy and oil based food products, with 2106 90 920 0 referring to compound alcoholic preparations for beverage manufacture. The remaining three codes listed under that heading were missing from any version of the Russian (and Customs Union) tariff schedules that I could find.