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Russian embargo on Icelandic food

Russia PM wants to extend Iceland embargo to end 2017

Russia PM wants to extend Iceland embargo to end 2017

30 May Russia has banned the importing of food from a great many Western countries in retaliation for sanctions against Russia for their action in Ukraine. Iceland was added to the list in August last year.

Russia is a big market for Icelandic fish, including mackerel.

Russia sanctions lifted by the summer?

25 Jan 2016 The Icelandic government has remained steadfast in its support of the EU-US sanctions, despite protests from the local fishing industry that the Russian embargo is hurting their financial interests.

Russia is a major market for Icelandic fisheries products.

Backing down on Russia “bad for Iceland’s reputation”

13 Jan 2016 Walking away from common Western action on Russia would be a major deviation from national foreign policy and damage the country’s reputation as a sound ally, says the Icelandic Foreign Ministry.

Icelandic Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.

Minister refuses to back down on Russia

7 Jan 2016 Iceland’s Foreign Minister has reiterated that he will not budge on the issue and that Iceland’s support is unwavering.

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Iceland backs further EU Russia sanctions

21 Dec 2015 Iceland’s support of European Union (EU) sanctions against Russia remains unchanged, says Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.

Armed men in front of the Crimean Parliament in March 2014.

Iceland holds firm on Russia embargo

23 Nov 2015 Any change in policy is dependent on Russian observance of the Minsk Protocol, an agreement requiring a ceasefire in Crimea, says Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.

Photo: Árni Sæberg

Embargo causing huge fish revenue losses

20 Nov 2015 Russia banned imports of Icelandic food products back in August in retaliation for Iceland’s support for EU sanctions against Russia.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin.

Russian embargo to cost Iceland millions

16 Sep 2015 Russia’s current ban on Icelandic fisheries products will hit ten districts particularly hard.

Iceland restates support for embargo on Russia

3 Sep 2015 The refugee crisis, climate issues and relations with Russia have been among the issued discussed at the NB8 meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday and today.

Icelandic Foreign Minister, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.

Iceland-EU Russia embargo talks set

28 Aug 2015 Talks between Iceland and the European Union (EU) on the ongoing Russian embargo of Icelandic fish are scheduled to begin on 8 September.

Ambassador Vasiliev arriving at Bessastaðir, the official residence of the President of Iceland.

President in talks with Russian ambassador

19 Aug 2015 Icelandic President met yesterday with Russian ambassador to Iceland, Anton Vasiliev, to discuss trade relations between the two countries.

Will the EU reduce customs on Icelandic imports?

Russian embargo: EU customs relief?

17 Aug 2015 Iceland has asked the European Union (EU) to reduce its customs duties on imports from Iceland in order to soften the impact of the current Russian embargo.

Russia announced yesterday a retaliatory embargo on Icelandic food imports.

Russian embargo: reactions

14 Aug 2015 The Russian embargo of Icelandic food products announced yesterday appears to have taken immediate effect and consignments of Icelandic fish have reportedly already been turned back.

Russia places embargo on Icelandic food imports

13 Aug 2015 According to RT news, Russia has placed an embargo on Icelandic food imports. The embargo also reaches Albania, Montenegro, Liechtenstein and the Ukraine.

The Russian government will soon be deciding whether to extend its embargo to seven non-EU countries, including Iceland.

Russian embargo could cost billions

12 Aug 2015 It is looking increasing likely that Russia will place an embargo on Icelandic food imports, in retaliation for Iceland’s support for EU sanctions against Russia.

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