Few Estonian Companies Make Trip to Moscow Food Fair, Despite Sanctions ({{commentsTotal}})


The World Food Moscow exhibition has drawn three Estonian companies, but many have stayed away due to the import ban on EU food products.

“For us it is important to keep contacts alive with Russian businessmen, because Russian businessmen are suffering just as we are,” Valdur Noormägi, head of the Estonian Association of Fishery, said, adding that Estonian raw frozen fish was used in canning plants in Russia, but deliveries have since ended.

Dimitri Iljushin, the head of exports at A Le Coq, said the import ban does not concern beer and although the market share of import beers is small, it has recently began to grow in Russia.

Meat packing plant Saaremaa Lihatööstus, on the other hand, stayed away.

European food growers and producers were replaced by Chinese and Brazilian companies at the expo.

+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long


Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.