"US Will Feel Tangible Losses," Russia Prepares To Unleash Retaliatory Trade Wars

Tyler Durden's picture

"It's a troubling continuation/expansion of trade as a geopolitical tool," warns one Washington-based consulting firm as Russia prepares to unleash retaliatory actions to US and European sanctions. As Bloomberg reports, Russia said yesterday it may ban imports of chicken from the U.S. and fruit from Europe and is investigating McDonald's cheese for safety. In addition, a Russian lawmaker has drafted legislation that might result in U.S. accounting firms being barred from doing business in his country. All of this is odd given Jack "trust me" Lew's reassurance that Russian sanctions would have no impact on the US economy. Russia's response, US will feel 'tangible losses' from 'destructive, myopic' sanctions.


As Bloomberg reports, while Russia and the U.S. have long sparred over agricultural trade, the actions fueled speculation they could be retaliatory.

Russia’s food safety agency said it may ban imports of U.S. poultry and some European fruit due to contamination of the products, according Bloomberg BNA, citing Russian state media. The food safety agency, known as Rosselkhoznadzor, also said it will examine suppliers of McDonald’s cheese for their use of antibiotics.


Russia was the second-largest market, after Mexico, for U.S. chicken last year, according to the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council. The U.S. exported about $309 million worth of broiler chickens to Russia last year, according to the council.


Russia, which joined the World Trade Organization in 2012, is considering banning some European fruit that includes seeds and pits from the entire EU or from bloc’s individual member countries, said Alexei Alekseenko, an aide to Rosselkhoznadzor director Sergei Dankvert, BNA reported.


Fruit shipments from the EU have recently contained Oriental fruit moths, he said, according to the Russian news agency RIA. He proposed talks with EU suppliers over the issue.

Seems like that would impact the US and European economy...

“This is not a surprise,” Mike Cockrell, chief financial officer at Sanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM) of Laurel, Mississippi, said by phone. “It’s not unusual for Russia to find something wrong when they have a political reason to do so.”


Officials from McDonald’s, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Russia explained these are not anti-US sanctions...

“These are not sanctions against U.S. We don’t have a goal to harm U.S. citizens’ quality of life,” Fedorov said. “There are companies in Russia which have sensitive positions in terms of Russia’s sovereignty and economic security.”


Fedorov said consulting firms and audit firms will be the first to be targeted by the new bill. Next will be U.S. media, he said.

And Russia issued a statement that US will feel 'tangible losses' from 'destructive, myopic' sanctions.

We have repeatedly spoken about the illegitimacy and groundlessness of the US sanctions against Russia. Washington will gain nothing from such decisions except for further complication of Russian-American relations and the creation of an unfavorable atmosphere in international affairs, where the cooperation between our countries often plays a key role.


The U.S. administration, strained creating the appearance of "sequence" in its current behavior, in fact, is merely trying to avoid responsibility for the tragic developments in Ukraine. Not Russia, and Kiev regime and its overseas patrons guilty of a growing number of civilian casualties in the eastern regions. In his pompous manner prosecutorial White House, covering the bloody military operation of Kiev, which contrary to all international norms sunk to rocket attacks peaceful cities, continues to put forward baseless claims against us.


One gets the impression that the U.S. sanctions pressure, transformed now at sectoral level, has one goal - to get even with us for an independent and uncomfortable for Washington politics. Please also note the obvious elements of unscrupulous trade and economic competition in the U.S. actions.

The losses that Washington will sustain from such a destructive and myopic policy will be very tangible

US officials are not happy...

“Assuming that they take this action, it would be blatant protectionism,” Clayton Yeutter, a U.S. Trade Representative under President Ronald Reagan, said in a phone interview. “There is little or no legitimacy to their complaints.”

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Putin warned of boomerangs... and sure enough here they come...


And France is screwed...

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday that Russia has the capability to build Mistral-class helicopter carriers on its own if France cancels the existing contract, RIA Novosti reported. “The French must prove they are serious partners and reliable contractors,” Rogozin said after a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and government ministers.


“If they fail to do so, we will build the [Mistral] ships on our own. We are finally capable to do it,” Rogozin said. On Monday, he expressed doubts that France would cancel the contract, which he said would be worse for France than for Russia.

And it seems Russia is not as isolated as President Obama would like everyone to think...


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Keyser's picture

Hardly, more like a stalemate until someone pushed the big red button... 

espirit's picture

Putin won't import anymore U.S. inflation?

This is going to be bad, real bad.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

At best Ukraine becomes a failed state which descends into chaos, at worst it becomes a hostile state toward Russia. The Russian government is trying to prevent this by putting Russian interests first. It seems to me the US government can learn a few things from the Russian government. But what do I hear today when I turn on USSA state media? Senator Ron Johnson claiming Putin is a megalomaniac. Is that what they call politicians with high approval ratings these days? Does Ron Johnson yearn for credibility? The kind of credibility that exceeds a 15% approval rating?

Freddie's picture

Didn't RINO Ron Johnson push Rubio-Obama's amnesty bill in the Senate? I think he voted for it.

AssFire's picture

Europe will feel tangible losses... when it must pay much more for LNG from the US.

pods's picture

Must be Vlad watched some hidden videos of US poultry farms.


Latina Lover's picture

The USSA scalpel sanctions are as precise as their precision bombings:




SoberOne's picture
Our top men are on it, Lois.  Our top men!
strannick's picture



The world tries to trade, while America terrorizes.

Market manipulation and military threat is what America offers to the world economy, while the MSMedia tries to disguise its vivacious machinations, putting lipstick on this wild boar.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Yes, the Soviet Union, redux.  Oh the irony.

Manthong's picture

Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia (Reuters)


Latina Lover's picture

Given Obama's constant lying, here is the corrected Headline: 


Obama says strains over Ukraine leading to new Cold War with Russia


Citxmech's picture

I was just thinking that myself:  "No cold war my ass."

dontgoforit's picture

Judgement comes in many forms, but it does come.  Awaken, the bridesmaid is at the threshold.

Oracle 911's picture

What Russians said and did now it is just a gentle warning, basically it says:

"Guys you are in losing position, if you don't recognize this we will screw you big time."


I don't think these inept, incompetent and politically correct crazed warmongers in Washington will understand this warning.

BigJim's picture

I'm amazed a few Russian MANPADs haven't found their way into Afghanistan by now.

N2OJoe's picture

MANPADs huh?

Idk what you're talking about but it sounds like something one would find in Zero's bedroom.

bob_stl's picture

At least the chickens are happy.

brockhardman's picture

I am an American patriot who will fight to defend her...So why am I cheering for Russia?...

Davalicious's picture

This could be good for Russia.  The media, NGOs and some companies are part off the Jew World Order fifth column. This gives the perfect excuse to throw them out and size their assets.

Latina Lover's picture

Good point. An unrecognised advantage of the Ukrainian Crisis and MH17 False Flag for Putin is the opportunity to clean house and remove USSA NGO's.

Anarchy 99's picture

because the fed government is an occupying corporation, over the 50 states, aka america.

El Vaquero's picture

I'm not cheering for Russia so much as I am cheering against DC.  Russia is going to do what Russia is going to do, and at some point, you might not like it.  I sure as hell don't like what DC is doing.

StychoKiller's picture

"Finger-lickin' good" was translated into Chinese: "You'll bite yer fingers off!"

Sashko89's picture

Nobody wants to eat Mcdonald's anyway, just making the consumers more aware to stay away from fast food... its bad for you. Too many Russians eating Mickey D's is not good for them anyway.. Atleast Russian sanctions protect the health of their citizens... Ban all GMO food next. 

BigJim's picture

 Russia said yesterday it may ban imports of chicken from the U.S. and fruit from Europe and is investigating McDonald's cheese for safety

Well I'll be damned. That yellow stuff they put on burgers is cheese?

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

Trade barriers going up all around the world.

What impact its likely to have on USSA


vs Russia


SMG's picture

The Globalist Oligarchs want WWIII to kill people off while the Banksters hide in their bunkers.  Can't have the pesants using up their resources.  They'll stop at nothing to get it.

1.  Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.  


Time is running out for us, unless we do something about it.

Here's the plan if you want to read about it:



Gazooks's picture

as one considers demographic shift geometry just 30 years out, ensuing geopolitical ramifications, and our Lucy Ferrian occultist eugenicists with death grip on power..


..pretext WW offloading of 6 odd billion children of lesser gods isn't as batshit a stratagem as readily seems, having the means



bloody fucking cold IMF calculation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOwZwkhFemQ

Andre's picture

Numbers are meaningless if you do not control the corporations.

  • Love Canal was not a bunch of Bubbas changing their oil.
  • Fukushima was not a kid's science experiment
  • GMO's are not some backyard horticulturalist achievement

Face it, for most people want to "be in balance with Nature", Nature is a Discovery Channel special or a well-groomed park. They find the real thing scary an hateful.

The Georgia Guidestones stuff is an insidious lie to begin with. How do you propose to keep people "in perpetual balance with Nature" without establishing absolute control of humanity? How do you expect to maintain control when the science underlying it is based on lies (e..g. "climate science")?

Even the world population is suspect, IMO. It is based on actuarial tables - but from what era? the 1960s? How can we say the population is increasing when a substantial portion of the world is below population replacement birth rates?

Why does the debate focus exclusively on the numbers of people and not on the actions of institutions?

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

America still has manufacturing capability. 

Not cars, or trucks, or TVs or computers or dishwashers, no.

But missiles, bombs, guns, explosives, aircraft carriers, F-35s, drones, yes.

Dublinmick's picture

Guns they are also working on banning as America sanctions itself.

espirit's picture

Prison population is gonna be working overtime.

Anarchy 99's picture

well maybe not F-35, working ones anyway.

Monty Burns's picture

The Israelis might lend some of them back. After all they got them for nothing in the first place.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

Hmmmmm, I guess I am going to have to change/modify my strategy of using professional services as my exit strategy from the USA......

kaiserhoff's picture


Good thing, because our "Bottom Man" is on permanent vacation.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

They mess with Stoli and it's WAR ON!

COSMOS's picture

Look up  Stoli, its owned by a dual citizen hiding out in London, Russian Govt took them to court over the name and lost, cause the courts were western lol, figures.

Its not Russian any more, I dont buy it, it was stolen during privatization.

Why? It's a twisted tale, but the Russian government claims the brand was stolen. In 1992, the state agency that ran the Soviet-era vodka export monopoly was privatized (the government alleges illegally), and then, in 1997, it sold Stolichnaya and 42 other vodka brands to S.P.I. for only $300,000. The deal wasn't sanctioned by the government, and S.P.I's founder, Yuri Shefler, also headed the company that sold the other brands. In 2002, a Russian court overturned the transaction. Shefler, who lives in Switzerland, faces arrest if he returns to Russia


Yuri is a member of the criminal syndicate, he is on the list, use the find feature of your browser and type yuri


guess he recently bought a 75 million dollar pad in Malibu


The thievieing capacity of this cartel knows no bounds.

Not bad 300 thousand dollar theft grows to 300 million dollar yacht plus 75 million malibu beach pad plus the London place and swiss hideout, of course there is a tel aviv one too thats on the hush hush.

Grow your money exponentially.  Just like AIPAC gives 20 million in campaign contributions for the year to buy over 8 billion dollars a year in money for Israel.  I tell you the formula works.  Its bribery, corruption and theft.  Also dont forget that money also buys lucrative contracts for dual citizen businesses and monopolies in the USA.

The moment all the superich get on their megayachts and head out for the middle of the pacific or atlantic oceans you know ww3 is about to go down.  They will sit out the insanity as far away from the masses as they can get. Those boats can be parked in the middle of the ocean and be self sufficient for at least a few months with all their tanks topped off.  And you can be sure they will take another ship stuffed full of fuel to act as a mini tanker.  Well provisioned they wont come back to shore for a good year.  By then the radiation levels should of come down.  This is another reason why the superich buy megayachts,  you can be sure they are well armed and in the middle of the ocean are a much safer place to be than the on land if a war or epidemic happens.

Duffy's picture

I am puzzled by the mass junking to my comment unless...  ok, I did race to post to see if I could be first, which I suppose was kind of a lame/dick move. 

But I meant the sanctions war with Russis constitutes acts of war, not that Russia's fairly modest, measured retaliation specifically is.


That's a pretty decent article in your link, but Daily Kos is full of people who would be burning books and sending people to re-education camps if given half a chance.


tony wilson's picture

i down voted you because you sound very needy : )


Miles Ahead's picture

Tony, preface your posts with a damn food and beverage warning won't cha?

Duffy's picture

I know.  You're right to do so, T.  My vagina is glistening with sand particles this morning.


In other news, I wonder if there will be any nightly pattern to ruble-dollar dips in the coming days and weeks.





NotApplicable's picture

I would assume it's the mouth-breathers who took it as a "pro-Putin" comment.

Fucking statists! Polarzation at its finest.

Sandmann's picture

You must be a Bureaucrat. Noone else could think the US can export LNG......it has no terminals. LNG comes from Qatar but there are not enough terminals in Europe to replace pipeline gas. Germany has a $50 billion Take Or Pay Contract so it will take Russian gas for the next 20 years.

As for the USA - please export your gas so it can rise to World Market Prices inside the USA. We in Europe pay 300% US prices for gas so let The Law of One Price prevail and hike US prices for energy to World Market levels

I bet Russian economists have already worked out the consequences of a 200% increase in US gas prices plus gasoline increases. Wait until Americans face European cost of living



Urban Roman's picture

Yes ... a roundabout way of saying that without Russian gas, you might as well run your European economy on unicorn farts.