Russia prohibits the supply of milk with 5 enterprises of Belarus and introduces a special regime for fruit

Russia prohibits the supply of milk with 5 enterprises of Belarus and introduces a special regime for fruit


MOSCOW. December 7. Russia today, December 7, imposes a number of restrictive and special measures for food from Belarus. In particular, the Russian Federation prohibits the import of milk production five Belarusian enterprises, and for fruits and vegetables imported from the Republic begins to operate a special phytosanitary regime.

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Rosselhoznadzor forbid the export of dairy products from five enterprises of Belarus

As reported, the right to export dairy products to the Russian Federation deprived of the Belarusian JSC “Savushkin product”, “Rogachev concentrated milk factory”, JSC “Slutsky cheese plant”, “Milk company Novogrudok gifts” and “Smorgon milk products” (branch of OJSC “Lida milk plant”). Previously, the Rosselkhoznadzor imposed to milk industries a list of claims. According to authorities, the factories used raw materials from the third countries, were not provided should the state control over production, there were cases of falsification of veterinary-sanitary documents, etc.

The Rosselkhoznadzor on November 20, has proposed Belarus to impose self-restraint on the supply of products in Russia with these companies. However, the proper reaction from the authorities of the Republic are not followed. Therefore, the Agency itself banned from five dairies.

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The Rosselkhoznadzor may prohibit the importation of fruits and vegetables through Belarus

In addition, from December 7, the Rosselkhoznadzor imposes restrictive measures in respect of fruit and vegetables, imported via Belarus. As explained in Department, special treatment in respect of plant products implies a confirmation of the authenticity of phytosanitary certificates, which are issued re-export certificates Belarus. The reason for these measures was the identification of a large number of forged documents and “illogical logistics way” of getting imported products to Russia, explained earlier in the Rosselkhoznadzor. The Agency has noted cases of supplies from Belarus to Russia “uncharacteristic” for that country’s products – fruits, vegetables and berries, not peculiar to Belarus for the season or even being “exotic”.

The introduction of special regimes is necessary to prevent the import into the Russian Federation through Belarus of products of unknown origin, including products, subject to food embargo against the EU, stressed in the Department. As previously reported, for the year of pradamano (it was introduced in August 2014) Belarus more than doubled deliveries of fruit to Russia, becoming, in particular, the largest supplier of kiwi.