Entrepreneurs can be fined up to ten thousand rubles for importing EU products into the Crimea

A fine of five to ten thousand rubles or administrative suspension of activity for up to ninety days can be imposed against entrepreneurs who have imported more than 15 tons of European fruit under the guise of Belarusian products into Crimea, as reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Crimea.

"Administrative reports under Article 10.3 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation were filed againts the officials of the Crimean enterprises for violation of the rules of production, procurement, transportation, storage, processing, use and selling of quarantined products (quarantined material, quarantined cargo)," reported the Minsitry of Internal Affairs of the Crimea.

Earlier, more than 15 tons of fruit (apples from Poland and oranges from Spain) were found and destroyed in the peninsula.

Restrictive measures were introduced in Russia and the Crimea on the import of food and agricultural products from the countries which had earlier introduced sanctions against Moscow because of its annexation of the Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine.

Since August 6, 2015 any illegal products found, in accordance with the decree of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, began to be destroyed and not returned to suppliers as before.

  Russia, food embargo, Crimea