Official: Russia could lift embargo for Hungary

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Farming products from Hungary, Greece and Cyprus will likely be the first to be allowed into the Russian market once the countryʼs embargo on European food is lifted, the head of Russiaʼs plant and animal health authority confirmed with Russian portal interfax.ru yesterday, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

Rosselkhoznadzor head Sergey Dankvert said that Russia has deployed experts to the three countries in order to audit suppliers with the aim of allowing them to export as soon as the embargo is lifted. Dankvert noted that only countries that undergo the scrutiny of the Eurasian Economic Union, established last year by Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, will be allowed to export to Russia after the embargo is lifted.

Russia introduced the embargo last August, as a counter-measure to sanctions by the West due to the crisis in Ukraine, MTI noted.

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