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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Food Tariffs to Be Lifted

MOSCOW () -- Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin has said his government is planning to lift import tariffs on foodstuffs that do not compete with domestic products but will maintain duties on products that Russia produces itself, Interfax reported.

"We have no right to disregard the interests of our domestic producers, our farmers. We mustn't let them go under," Chernomyrdin told the news agency Sunday. "There won't, of course, be any duty on items we can't produce ourselves."