Rosselhoznadzor from January 1, will be able to destroy smuggling from Turkey

Rosselhoznadzor from January 1, will be able to destroy smuggling from Turkey

From 1 January 2016, the Rosselkhoznadzor will be able to destroy agricultural products from Turkey identified as illegally imported to the territory of Russia.

MOSCOW, 1 Dec. Rosselhoznadzor from January 1, will be able to destroy the smuggled agricultural products from Turkey, if it will be revealed on the territory of Russia, reported the press-Secretary of Department Yulia in a few words.

“If we identify how products are illegally imported into the territory of Russia, today we have all the authority to destroy these products. There is a government decree, according to which we can destroy products of unknown origin”, — said in a few words.

She noted that the main share of import products from Turkey inspected by the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists at the ports upon arrival. “Another question, if she is an illegal, contraband introduced, and we have identified somewhere in Russia, then, of course, we have the right to destroy it. But, of course, need to watch the situation”, — said the Agency interlocutor. She said that such a measure will be effective from 1 January.

In a few words also indicated that the Rosselkhoznadzor expects surge of illegal supplies from Turkey, which can be implemented through re-export schemes through the territory of Belarus. Earlier Tuesday, the Rosselkhoznadzor reported that from December 7, we will introduce a special phytosanitary treatment of plant products that are imported through the territory of Belarus.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on application of special economic measures against Turkey. This document is introduced including a ban on the import into the Russian Federation from 1 January 2016 of a number of agricultural products, raw materials and food, country origin is Turkey.

In the list of Turkish goods, the import of which is prohibited, includes parts of carcases and offal of chickens and turkeys, fresh and refrigerated tomatoes, onions and shallots, cauliflower and cabbage, broccoli, cucumbers and gherkins, fresh and dried oranges and tangerines, grapes, apples, pears, apricots, peaches and nectarines, plums and sloes, strawberries, and salt and cloves.