Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson has made a deal with the Russian government to export dairy products to Russia. Iceland will soon export skyr, butter and milk powder to the largest country in the world.
The majority of Iceland’s exports go to the European Union, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Japan and the United States. This new contract allows Iceland to export not only to Russia, but also to Belarus and Kazakhstan as well. The three countries recently entered into a free trade agreement with each other, according to RÚV.
The contract requires the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority to guarantee that dairy producers follow standards stipulated by the Russian government. Exporting is expected to begin soon.