2014-23 - Plant Exports Operations - Suspension of trade of certain Australian plants and plant products to the Russian Federation

​8 August 2014

Purpose

To advise Australian exporters that the Russian Federation has imposed a ban on the importation of certain plants and plant products to the Russian Federation.

Background

On 6 August 2014, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, signed a Presidential Decree on the 'Application of Certain Special Economic Measures to Protect the National Security of the Russian Federation'. An unofficial translation of the Decree is provided at Attachment 1.

This Decree imposes an immediate ban, for one year, on imports of specified agricultural products originating from countries including Australia, US, EU, Norway and Canada. The list includes beef, pork, poultry, fresh fish, a range of dairy products, fresh, frozen, dried and preserved fruits and vegetables including edible roots and tuber crops, nuts (fresh or dried), dried leguminous beans/seeds, malt extract and products prepared from flour originating from a range of countries including Australia.

The unofficial translation of the list of agricultural products, raw materials and food affected by the decree, identified by HS (Harmonized Systems) Code, is provided at Attachment 2.

It is unclear whether Russia will allow entry of the products covered under the Decree that are currently en-route to Russia. The department is urgently seeking clarification in this regard. In the interim, exporters are advised to consider alternate market / ‘return to Australia’ options.

The department will work with exporters to facilitate re-certification for alternate markets and import permits for product returning to Australia:

  • To discuss re-certification arrangements, exporters should contact by email EXdoc Plant Programs or telephone: 02 6272 4429

  • To discuss ‘return to Australia’ arrangements, exporters should contact by email Plant Quarantine or telephone: 02 6272 3917

If exporters do intend to or are considering the return of products to Australia we would advise, where possible, they keep container seals intact.

The department will keep exporters updated of any relevant developments.

[signed]

Peter Creaser
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations


Attachment 1

Unofficial translation on the measures for implementation of the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of August 6, 2014 #560 “About the application of certain special economic measures in order to protect the national security of the Russian Federation”.

In order to implement the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of August 6, 2014 #560 “About the application of certain special economic measures in order to protect national security of the Russian Federation”, the Government of the Russian Federation orders:

  1. Impose for a term of one year a prohibition on the import to the Russian Federation of the agricultural products, raw materials and food, which originate from the United States of America, European Union countries, Canada, Australia, and Norway Kingdom according to the attached list.
  2. Federal Customs Service to provide control over the implementation of the paragraph 1 of this regulation.
  3. The Governmental Committee for Monitoring and Operational Response to the Changes of the Conjecture of the Food Markets, together with the highest bodies of executive authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation, to provide balance in the food market and prevent escalation of prices of agricultural products, raw materials and food.
  4. Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation together with the highest bodies of executive authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation to organize conduct daily operational monitoring and control over the status of the relevant markets of agricultural products, raw materials and food.
  5. Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, together with the interested bodies of the executive authorities, and with participation of the associations of manufacturers of agricultural products, raw materials and food, to develop and implement complex measures aimed to increase the supply of agricultural products, raw materials and food in order to prevent escalation of prices.
  6. Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Ministry of economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Federal Antitrust Service, with participation of associations of retail trader networks and trade organizations to provide coordination of the work aimed at preventing escalation of prices.
  7. The present regulation comes into force on the day of its official publication.

 

Head of the Government of the Russian Federation D. Medvedev

List

Agricultural products, raw materials and food, originating from the United States of America, European Union countries, Canada, Australia, and Kingdom of Norway which are prohibited for import into the Russian Federation for the period of one year

HS Code

Name of goods *)***)

 

 

0201

Meat of cattle, fresh and chilled

0202

Meat of cattle, frozen

0203

Pork fresh, chilled or frozen

0207

Meat and food byproducts of poultry, indicated in the HS item 0105, fresh, chilled or frozen

 

From 0210**

Meat salted, pickled, dried or smoked

0301, 0302
0303, 0304
0305, 0306
0307, 0308

Fish and crustaceous, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

0401, 0402
0403, 0404
0405, 0406

Milk and dairy products

0701,
0702 00 000,
0703, 0704,
0705, 0706,
0707 00
0708, 0709,
0710, 0711,
0712, 0713,
0714

Vegetables, edible roots and tuber crops

0801, 0802,
0803, 0804,
0805, 0806,
0807, 0808,
0809, 0810,
0811, 0813

Fruits and nuts

1601 00

Sausages and similar products from meat, meat byproducts or
blood; prepared meat byproducts prepared from them

1901 90 110 0,
1901 90 910 0

Prepared products including cheeses and curd on the basis
of vegetables oils

2106 90 920 0,
2106 90 980 4,
2106 90 990 5,
2106 90 9809

Food (containing milk, based in vegetable oils)

Footnotes:

* For the application of this list it is necessary to follow HS code description, the name of the good is indicated for convenience.
** For the application of this item it is necessary to follow HS code description and the name of the good.

*** Excepting for goods designed for baby nutrition.


Attachment 2: Impacted HS Codes

 

Code

Product

0201

Beef, Fresh or Chilled

0202

Beef, Frozen

0203

Pork, Fresh, Chilled or Frozen

0207

Poultry, Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen

0210

Meat, Slated, Brined, Dried, Smoked, Flours

0301

Fish, Live

0302

Fish, Fresh or Chilled

0303

Fish, Frozen

0304

Fish Fillets, Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen

0305

Fish, Dried, Salted, Brined, Smoked

0306

Crustaceans

0307

Mollusks

0308

Aquatic invertebrates Other than Crustaceans/Mollusks

0401

Milk and Cream, Not Concentrated or Containing Sweetening

0402

Milk and Cream, Concentrated or Containing Sweetening

0403

Buttermilk, Curdled Milk and cream, Yogurt, Kefir, etc

0404

Whey and Other Products Consisting of Natural Milk Constituents

0405

Butter and Other Fats and Oils Derived from Milk

0406

Cheese and Curd

0701

Potatoes (Other Than Sweet Potatoes) Fresh or Chilled

0702

Tomatoes, Fresh or Chilled

0703

Onions, Shallots, Garlic, Leeks & Other Alliaceous Vegetables, Fresh or Chilled

0704

Cabbages, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Kale and Similar Edible Brassicas, Fresh or Chilled

0705

Lettuce (Lactica Sativa) and Chicory (Cichorium Spp.), Fresh or Chilled

0706

Carrots, Turnips, Salad Beets, Salsify, Radishes and Similar Edible Roots, Fresh or Chilled

0707

Cucumbers and Gherkins, Fresh or Chilled

0708

Leguminous Vegetables, Shelled or Unshelled, Fresh or Chilled

0709

Vegetables Nesoi, Fresh or Chilled

0710

Vegetables (Uncooked or Cooked by Steam or Boiling water), Frozen

0711

Vegetables Provisionally Preserved (By Sulfur Dioxide Gas, in Brine, etc)

0712

Vegetables, Dried, Whole, Cut, Sliced, Broken or in Powder, but not Further Prepared

0713

Leguminous Vegetables, Dried Shelled

0714

Cassava (Manioc), Arrowroot, Salep, Jerusalem Artichokes, Sweet Potatoes, Fresh or Dried

0801

Coconuts, Brazil Nuts and Cashew Nuts, Fresh or Dried

0802

Nuts, Nesoi, Fresh or Dried

0803

Bananas, including Plantains, Fresh or Dried

0804

Dates, Figs, Pineapples, Avocadoes, Guavas, Mangoes and Mangosteens, Fresh or Dried

0805

Citrus Fruit, Fresh or Dried

0806

Grapes, Fresh or Dried

0807

Melons (including Watermelons) and Papayas, Fresh

0808

Apples, Pears and Quinces, Fresh

0809

Apricots, Cherries, Peaches (including Nectarines), Plums (including Prune Plums), Fresh

0810

Fruit Nesoi, Fresh

0811

Fruit and Nuts (Uncooked or Cooked by Steam or Boiling Water), Frozen

0813

Fruit, Dried, Nesoi (Other Than Those of Headings 0801 to 0806)
Mixtures of Nuts

160100

Sausage and Similar Products of Meat, meat Offal or Blood

1901 90 110 0

Malt Extract

1901 90 910 0

Prepared Products from Flour

2106 90 920 0

Other Compounds of Alcoholic Preparations

2106 90 980 4

Mixtures and preparations of Animal or Vegetable Fats or Oils

2106 90 980 5

Melting Cheeses

2106 90 980 9

Other Food Products Not Elsewhere Specified or included

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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