The export to Russia was drastically reduced after the signing by Russia of decree 778 on August 7, 2014 that stops the import of various food products from various food products from the EU, the United States, Canada, Norway and Australia. Due to the latest EU sanctions applied to Russia, Italy has a significant and growing concern about exports.

Wine, pasta, olive oil, coffee and truffles are the most worrying products, which in 2021 represented 670 million euros of exports.