Russia bans import of soybeans, corn from United States from Feb 15 — watchdog

MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Russia has banned import of soybeans and corn from the United States starting from February 15, Assistant to Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Alexey Alekseenko told TASS on Wednesday.

“Restrictions will be imposed on imports starting from February 15,” he said when answering a respective question, adding that “they (the US) have to establish a system to ensure safety of products imported to Russia.”

On Tuesday, Rosselkhoznadzor said it had reserved the right to ban imports of corn and soybeans from the United States.

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