Russia has renewed its embargo on food imports from several of the countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia, until 31 December 2017. The countries include Member States of the EU, the US, Canada, Australia, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Ukraine. Russia first introduced the embargo in 2014 as a counter-measure to sanctions imposed by western governments in protest to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Foods covered by the ban include beef, chicken, pig meat, dairy, fish and shellfish products, nuts, fruits and vegetables, but excludes certain supplements, baby and children’s foods and certain vegetables for planting.