Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the application of special economic sanctions as for Turkey, reported by the press service of the Russian government on Tuesday.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on sanctions to implement the Decree of the Russian President “On measures to provide the national security of the Russian Federation from criminal and other illegal activities and the use of special economic measures as for Turkey”, – informed by statement.
the Cabinet of Ministers on 30th of November approved the list of agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs, which are imported from Turkey, and will be prohibited from 1st of January 2016.
As reported, the sanctions don’t spread on goods, which are imported for personal use in the quantity permitted by law of the Eurasian Economic Union.
The decree enters force from the day of official publication.
The Government completed the President’s decree and adopted a decision on sanctions. The embargo will enter force on 1st of January. The ban includes fruits and vegetables, such as citrus, grapes, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers, also chicken and salt.
Ministry of Transport is instructed to enter from 1st of December 2015 a ban on charter air transportation between Russia and Turkey, except special turn back flights for tourists, who are in Turkey, and to take additional measures to provide the transport (aviation)’s safety during the regular air communication with Turkey . Since January will be canceled visa-free entrance. Also, after the New Year will be prohibited to employ Turkish citizens, except the case when they already have a signed labor contract. A major changes will occur in business contacts. Negotiations on an agreement on trade in services and investment are locked-in.
Strategic projects, such as the “Turkish Stream” and the construction of nuclear power plant on the southern coast of Turkey, in a decree are not mentioned.