Sour taste for exporters as Russia shuts up shop

Most Irish exporters are likely to ride out the ban, but there is concern that Russia-destined product emerging elsewhere will affect export sales.

10th August, 2014

Russia’s ban on food imports could have serious implications for the Irish food industry as the wider European food market is affected by the disruption.

Senior agricultural experts from all 28 European Union countries will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to analyse the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports, as concerns grow.

Ireland is only the 13th biggest European exporter of food and drink to Russia, with exports in 2013...

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