Customs Union dispute over EU food import ban cast shadow on birth of EEU

belarus customsCustoms Union dispute over EU food import ban: Less than a month before the launch of the Eurasian Economic Union, a row between customs officials from Russian and Belarus has erupted over the implementation of the ban on EU food imports. The dispute has been simmering since August when Russia imposed a ban on food imports from Europe in retaliation for the sanctions imposed by the West because of the crisis in Ukraine. This most recent row began last week when Russia had 77 tons of plums and apples at Russia’s border because they arrived with sanitation clearance documents indicating that the fruit came from Chile while in reality the documents originated in Holland. The Moscow Times