Russia eases restrictions on New Zealand processors

Published 24 August 15

Russia has lifted a ban on some New Zealand dairy products which has been in place since a botulism false alarm in 2013. The removal of restrictions will affect 29 plants producing products such as anhydrous milk fat and some whey products.

While NZ is not part of the same embargo the EU is under, Russia has still placed a ban on some plants and products, which the NZ ministry for primary industries is looking to work with Russian authorities to resolve. This development occurs at a time when Russia is experiencing a shortage in dairy products and has extended the ban on EU agricultural imports.