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Eugene Vorotnikov

Articles by Eugene Vorotnikov

Lotte - investing heavily in confectionery production in Russia.Lotte Group in major expansion of Russian operations 9 July 2018

Lotte Group has announced a major expansion at a plant in Russia, which will involve building a new manufacturing line and doubling the capacity of an existing line.

Labels could be formally announced this summerRussia plots launch of traffic-light nutrition labels 15 May 2018

Food products with colour-coded packaging about the sugar, salt and fat content could soon appear on the shelves of Russian retail stores, according to draft voluntary regulations written by the country's consumer watchdog.

Putin first announced ban in summer of 2014Russia's EU food embargo to last throughout 2018 3 July 2017

Russia President Vladimir Putin has decided to extend for another year the existing restrictions on imports of food and agricultural products from the EU - although the Kremlin has yet to decide whether it will prolong the embargo on the other markets it has covered, which include the US.

Russia insisted Egyptian suppliers had violated food safety rulesRussia bans Egypt's fruit, vegetables 21 September 2016

Russia is banning imports of fruit and vegetables from Egypt from tomorrow (22 September).

Restrictions discussed last week at meeting between Putin (pictured) and Turkish President ErdoganRussia mulls end to Turkey food import curbs 18 August 2016

Russia is considering lifting its restrictions on the imports of food and agricultural products from Turkey.

Russian import curbs adjusted for baby food linesRussia eases food embargo with tweak over baby food 3 June 2016

The Russian government has decided to slightly relax its embargo on imports of food and agricultural products, with an adjustment centred on baby food.

Moscow eyeing tax on palm oil to be introduced in JulyRussia draws up plans for tax on palm oil 10 February 2016

The Russian government has drafted detailed plans to tax palm oil to reduce consumption of an ingredient it deems unhealthy and to boost revenue.

Bulgarian food sector hits out at Bulgaria mulling "fat tax" on foods 20 August 2015

The Bulgarian parliament is scheduled to discuss the details of a new proposed "junk food" tax next month, despite vigorous opposition from the country’s food and drink sector.

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