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Farmers’ protests: why EU wants to increase tariffs on Russian imports but won’t impose sanctions

By Elimma C. Ezeani, Senior Lecturer, Private and Commercial Law / Researcher in International Law and Trade, Brunel University London
The European Union is proposing to increase tariffs on imports of various food products from Russia and Belarus in order, as European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen put it, to “mitigate the growing risk to our markets and our farmers” and “reduce Russia’s capacity to exploit the EU for the benefit of its war machine”.

The increased duties will apply to imports of cereals, oilseeds…The Conversation

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