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Remember when Putin did that thing of banning western food from Russia, and having all currently imported food destroyed. Well, just curious; is that sudden bout of protectionism still in effect? And did/does it affect non-western markets? Like Asian imports from Japan or China?

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did/does it affect non-western markets?

They have banned food originated from only the countries that have imposed sanctions after the Russia's armed invasion to Ukraine.

2014: This page lists the products originally banned in 2014:
The products, banned if they originate from the EU, US, Australia, Norway or Canada

2015: Then, along with more countries joined the sanctions, the list was extended: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the ban would now apply to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Albania and Montenegro.BBC

Like Asian imports from Japan or China?

Japan: this article suggests that Tokyo will maintain sanctions against Russia, so probably yes.

China has not imposed sanctions on Russia, so there is no food ban.


is that sudden bout of protectionism still in effect?

Yes.
June 2016: "Russia prolongs Western food embargo until end of 2017"Russia Today

November 2016: Putin said that Russia's ban on Western foods will last 'as long as possible'Russia Today

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