Russia will not restrict the delivery of products from China

the Introduction of restrictions on deliveries to Russia of food products from China is not considered, said Deputy head of the Ministry Maxim Uvidav.

is Not expected and scarcity of garlic. “We have a decent supply of food, our farmers cope with the garlic for sure,” he said (quoted by TASS).

Earlier it was reported about the growth of food prices in the frontier with China the Russian regions. The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) said it will examine the causes of price rise of food products in the far East.

In the FAS said that after the “order of the government of the Russian Federation on limitation of the supply of goods from China, the FAS has taken measures to prevent unreasonable growth of prices for food products in the far Eastern Federal district. The Department has prepared instructions to its regional offices, located in this Federal district, in accordance with which they shall carry out monitoring of retail prices for socially important food products”.

Earlier, the Ministry of agriculture summed up in five years, the food embargo on products from a number of countries, introduced by the decree of the President of Russia on 6 August 2014 in response to the EU sanctions and the United States.

According to the agriculture Ministry, Russia has reduced food imports by 31.2% – from 43.3 billion dollars in 2013 to 29.8 billion dollars in 2018. Russia is pursuing a policy of import substitution and as a result the country has exceeded the threshold value of the doctrine of food security on several key food items. There is a gap between the values of food security in milk and salt, but the Ministry of agriculture expects that the positive trend observed in the dairy industry, will allow to reach the targets in the next 7-8 years.