Russia may limit imports of non-food products. This was announced on November 9 by State Secretary - Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Yevtukhov.
According to Yevtukhov, Russia may introduce restrictions on imports of certain categories of non-food products by analogy with the ban on imports of a number of products. He also recalled that earlier the country raised import duties on wines from "unfriendly" countries.
According to the deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the turnover of non-food products in Russia reaches Br25 trillion, of which Br15 trillion falls on imported or import-dependent products.
"In order for these 15 trillion rubles to stay with us, we are saying that we need to think about imposing restrictions, especially where we produce our own products, from household chemicals to light industry products. Here, I think, restrictions will appear."
Earlier, on October 18, the Russian president extended for another year Russia's retaliatory measures, which provided for a food embargo. These measures are provided for by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation from August 6, 2014 № 560 "On the application of certain special economic measures to ensure the security of the Russian Federation". Based on this document, the Russian government banned imports from the United States, the European Union, Norway, Australia and Canada of a number of types of meat and dairy products, fish, vegetables and fruits. Later, in 2015, the list of countries was expanded.