Two attempts to bring banned U.S. foods to Russia stopped by Far East customs

The Far East customs have prevented two attempts to bring banned U.S. foods to Russia, the Far Eastern Customs Department said.

The Far East customs have prevented two attempts to bring banned U.S. foods to Russia, the Far Eastern Customs Department said.

Both attempts were made in the Primorsky territory, including one in the Nakhodka Vostochny port.

"U.S. sausages had been delivered. The illegal meat products weighed 24.7 tonnes," it reported.

The second attempt was prevented in the Vladivostok port. "Officers of the Vladivostok seaport customs post of the Vladivostok Customs Department banned the imports of 78.56 tonnes of U.S. poultry," the report said.

The department stressed that the banned foods had been removed from the Russian territory.

A decree of the Russian president was signed and a government resolution was adopted to retaliate against the Western sanctions on Russia in early August. The ban was imposed on meat (beef, pork and poultry), fruit, vegetables, dairy products, fish and seafood from the European Union, the United States, Australia, Canada and Norway.

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