Russia; Sanctions; Belgium; Netherlands; Pear

Dutch and Belgian fruit continues to reach Russia despite sanctions

Dutch and Belgian fruit continues to reach Russia despite sanctions

Published on Nov 27th, 2018

EU produce is managing to find its way onto the shelves of Russian supermarkets in defiance of sanctions issued by President Putin against the EU. According to a report by Volkskrant, a smuggling trade is allowing Dutch and Belgian produce to circumvent these measures, with an estimated €240 million worth of pears arriving since the ban was first put into place in August 2014 in response to EU sanctions against Russia.

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