Russian Federation banned the supply of salt from Ukraine in the framework of the food embargo imposed in August 2014 in relation to the United States, Ukraine and EU countries as of November 1, 2016. TASS agency reports this.
"Government Decree on the prohibition of salt import, including the dining and denatured salt from the countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia, comes into force on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. It will affect a total of 26 countries, that imported salt in January-August 2016, which amounted to 424.3 thousand tons, or 40.2% of total shipments", reads the statement.
Recall that in mid-September, the Russian government has included the table salt in the list of sanctions products which are subject to a ban on shipments from countries that supported the anti-Russian sanctions. Ban on import of salt to Russia fell on Ukraine, the USA, the EU, Australia, Albania, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Montenegro. It shall come into force on November 1, 2016.