Chemicals (industrial and household)

Russia might impose a ban on heavy metals in de-icers

The amendments prohibiting the use of de-icers containing heavy metals on pedestrian roads  are to be introduced to the Law on Environmental Protection. Greenpeace proposes to take a more radical approach and to ban the use of heavy metals in all de-icing agents.

Russia may impose an import ban on additional products

As the European Union has introduced a new sanctions "package", Russia may, in response, introduce an additional import ban on clothes, wine, vehicles, luxury goods, fridges and petrochemicals from EU or the US. There is no final list and no draft regulation imposing this ban but, as the state officials say, certain response measures are sure to be introduced.