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Russia has imposed a “full embargo” on food imports from Australia . This full list includes an embargo on all imports of beef, pork, fruit and vegetable produce, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and dairy products from Australia but also Canada, Norway, United States and the European Union.

While most people who get their 2nd year visa do fruit picking or harvest work, many find themselves on beef and cattle farms.

What’s it Worth?

As a result of this embargo Australian farmers will feel it, beef exports to Russia were worth $159 million in 2013,live animals excluding seafood accounted for $55 million and meats excluding beef were worth another $48 million with butter exports accounting for $64 million,
Totally the figures the trade between Australi and Russia was worth approx $1.79 billion in 2013, according to Department of Foreign Affairs.

What to Expect

While most people who get their 2nd year visa do fruit picking or harvest work, many find themselves on beef and cattle farms.
The reduced demand for our products could lead to the closure of many beef farms and in term reduced employment. This could make it harder to find specified work and in turn get the 2nd Working Holiday Visa.

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G'day Guys, My name is Dimi, I'm one of the admins/starters of . Freddie and I started this community to help working holiday makers and harvest workers find jobs in an easy and transparent manner. We're not just here to help you finding jobs, anything related to your working holiday down under, we will help try find a way to make it easier for you too achieve. Getting your tax done, deals, travel spots... you name it. If you ever have any questions or feedback please don't hesitate to ask. We're always looking for ways to improve the site and help meet our members needs and build a stronger community. Hope you're doing well and best of luck. Cheers Dimi

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