Moscow. December 7. Russia from the seventh of December has introduced a special phytosanitary regime on import of crop products through Belarus from a number of countries, according to the Rosselkhoznadzor.
This measure is intended to prevent the supply of the identified products through Belarus. The regime provides for confirmation of authenticity of phytosanitary certificates, under which Belarus is issuing re-export certificates.
These measures apply to imports from Morocco, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Macedonia, South Africa, Ecuador, China, Brazil, Switzerland, Mexico and relate to apples, pears, mushrooms, peppers, kiwi, zucchini, radishes, peaches, nectarine, salad iceberg, eggplant, currants, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries.
The Rosselkhoznadzor this year revealed 417 fake phytosanitary certificates, which the Belarusian specialists issued re-export certificates.
We are talking about fruit of unknown origin that came with forged certificates. Most had forged certificates Turkey – 178. In addition, discovered 115 fraudulent certificates of Morocco, 46 – Macedonia, 28 – Tunisia, 22 – Serbia, 19 – Bosnia and Herzegovina, two to Israel. Forged certificates of Brazil, Ecuador, South Africa, Chile.
In total, from August 2014 to December 2015 first year 1085 was prevented attempts of illegal importation of plant products weighing more than 14,6 thousand tons.
Meanwhile, in Turkey the regime will only be valid to 31 December 2015. From the first January 2016 the supply of fruit and vegetables from this country are prohibited.