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Latvia imposed a ban on the import of agricultural products from Russia

Latvia
Regulation & Compliances
Published Feb 25, 2024

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Latvia's Parliament has passed legislation prohibiting the import of agricultural products from Russia and Belarus until July 1, 2025, with the possibility of extension. The ban, which also extends to imports via third countries, is part of Latvia's strategy to sever economic ties with Russia for security reasons and aligns with the European Union's collective sanctions policy.
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The Parliament of Latvia approved in the last reading changes to the law on agriculture and development of rural areas, prohibiting the import into the country of agricultural products from Ruia and Belarus, the electronic publication APK-Inform reported. "According to the amendments developed by several ministries, the import into Latvia of Russian and Belarusian agricultural and fodder products is prohibited even through third states," the text states. The ban will be in effect until July 1, 2025, but can be extended if necessary. In the notes to the changes, it is explained that "Latvia, as a country bordering Russia, is moving towards breaking economic relations with the aggressor state as quickly as possible in order to protect its security". ...
Source: Sinor
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