Title: Impacts of the 2014 Russian trade ban on seafood
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC94726
ISBN: 978-92-79-45679-4 (print)
978-92-79-45678-7 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 27113
OP LB-NA-27113-EN-C (print)
OP LB-NA-27113-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC94726
DOI: 10.2788/375100
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In August 2014 Russia introduced a trade ban on imports of main food commodities from the EU, USA, Canada, Australia and Norway. Russia is a main destination for exports of seafood from Norway and 7th in the list of major export partners of seafood for the EU. This report provides an analysis of the impacts of trade ban on international seafood trade. A special focus of the analysis is on the consequences for the fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing sectors in the EU. The work is based on monthly data from Russian customs and EUROSTAT Comext databases for 2013-2014. Trade flows affected by the trade ban had a share of 2.8% (6.4 billion euro) to the total annual Russian imports of 2013. Fish and seafood import represented 13% (2.2 billion euro) in relation to the total flow of products affected by the ban, 55% of fish and seafood imports to Russia were originating from the countries listed in the ban. The major trade flows affected internationally are imports of salmon, herring and trout from Norway and cold-water shrimps from Canada. The impact for the EU is limited. The main trade flows, which might be affected in the EU are cold-water shrimp and trout from Denmark, small pelagics from Eastern and Northern Baltic countries, UK and Ireland, oyster from France, seabass and seabream from Greece.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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