Russia banned the import of fish products through Lithuania


Moscow. December 4. The Rosselkhoznadzor from December 14 to prohibit the importation of fishery products from third countries via Lithuania. The exception would be products, which followed from the country of origin without opening the container in transit through Lithuania.

The Department also announced the imposition of temporary restrictions on the import of products with 4 fish processing plants in Lithuania, they are introduced on 7 December.

According to the report, in September 2015 specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Belarusian colleagues inspected a Lithuanian company engaged in the production and storage of fish products and interested in export to countries of the EAEU. It was found that in Lithuania the current system of ensuring the traceability of goods from third countries staying temporarily in the warehouses, is not transparent. In addition, this system does not guarantee that the products are shipped to the address of the EEU was originally intended for export to the countries of the Union.

The inspectors also found cases of certification of the state veterinary service of Lithuania for export to the EEU products of unknown origin or the products intended for use in the EU. “For example, some enterprises of Iceland, stated in the veterinary certificates issued by the Lithuanian service has not supplied its products to the EEU”, – stated in the message.

During the inspection the Rosselkhoznadzor addressed to the veterinary service of Lithuania with a request to confirm the authenticity of some of the Lithuanian certificate. However, neither the inspection nor the preparation of the preliminary report the requested information was not provided.