The Russian government has rejected the proposal of some local anaslysts and top officials to introduce duties on the exports of fish to abroad.
The initiative was put forward by Vladimir Miklushevsky, the governor of Primorye region to protect the domestic market.
According to Miklushevsky, duties should be imposed primarily on the exports of salmon and later other types of fish.
However, the initiative of the Primorye governor has not received support in the Russian government, including the country’s President Vladimir Putin.
According to Putin, it is impossible to introduce customs duties and to impose prohibitive measures for the exports of fish, without having the capacity to process it within the country.
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