RUSSIA: Moldovan wine imports to start up again
Russia is set to lift its ban on Moldovan wine.
The country's president, Vladimir Putin, said yesterday (28 November) that the ban on wine and meat from the former Soviet republic will be lifted. The move follows talks between President Putin and President Vladimir Voronin.
Sitting next to President Voronin following a meeting of ex-Soviet Republics in Belarus, President Putin said: "We agreed on the resumption of supplies of meat from Moldova, and wine."
Prior to introducing the ban in March, Russia accounted for around 65% of Moldova's total wine sales. Wine accounts for about 80% of Moldova's GDP. Russia banned imports from the country, claiming that traces of pesticide were found in some wines. Moldova dismissed the claims, suggesting that Russia enacted the ban in support of Trans-Dniester, a breakaway Moldovan province that wants closer ties with Moscow.
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