Locked content Russia puts embargo on Polish fish

Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said it would impose restrictions on imports of certain fish products from Poland from September 30, the media reported. Russian inspectors were supposed to investigate Polish firms between October 26 and November 6, but the watchdog was notified that P...

Locked content Russia expands embargo on canned sprats

According to the Russian Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor), a company from Poland that exported sprats in olive oil provided incorrect data on the product’s energy values and amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Following the incident, Ru...

Locked content Embargo made Poles buy more Russian food

Due to the embargo imposed on Polish food, exports to Russia have declined by 30 percent in 2014, however imports of food products made in Russia to Poland grew by 79 percent and amounted to €160.6 million, Metro daily reported. “Devaluation of the ruble made it happen,” Zbigniew Ekiert,...

Locked content Polish confectionery exports to Russia blossoms

Despite the ban on food imports to Russia, Polish confectionery producers managed to boost their exports to the East. The bakery industry reported an increase of 70 percent year-on-year, while producers of chocolate, pralines and caramels enjoyed export growth at a level of a few percent, according ...

Locked content Pork exports outside EU down by 45.6%

Poland’s pork exports outside the EU declined by 45.6 percent year-on-year to 170,400 metric tons in the period from January to November 2014, according to Foreign Agricultural Markets Monitoring Unit (FAMMU/FAPA) citing European Commission data. All of the EU countries exported 2.7 million to...

Locked content Jeronimo Martins to sell 2,000 tons of Polish apples in Portugal

Jeronimo Martins, the owner of Polish discount chain Biedronka, will import 2,000 metric tons of Polish apples and sell them via its Portuguese retail chain Pingo Doce. The sale is accompanied by a large-scale advertising campaign stressing the fruit’s country of origin. The Polish Embassy in Lisbon...

Locked content Russia declines EU beef

Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary inspectorate, has banned beef sausage, goulash and roasts coming from the EU. This includes meat products coming from Poland, as well as other EU countries. The decision was made, after anthrax bacteria was discovered in German stores. Accor...

Fruit-growers demonstrate in Warsaw

Several hundred fruit-growers came to Warsaw on Tuesday to protest against insufficient support in view of the Russian embargo. They claim that some 1.5 million metric tons of apples remain unsold due to the situation.

Russian oversight tightens embargo

Russia is tightening its embargo on Polish produce. Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary inspectorate has made a decision preventing the re-export of Polish produce.