International sanctions

Turkish Food Exporters Seek Cuts in Russian Customs Duties

Turkish food exporters are seeking cuts in Russian import duties to boost their share of the vast Russian market where Western food imports have been banned.

According to Zechariah Mete, chairman of Turkey's association of grocery products exporters, they are not seeking preferential treatment by Moscow.

EU May File WTO Complaint over Russia's Food Embargo

The EU may file legal action the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the Russian food embargo, according to EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht.

De Gucht said in an interview for German newspaper Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung that the complaint was being prepared and it could be filed in mid-September, adding that no final decision had been made on the step.