The Rosselkhoznadzor is thinking about banning the import of meat and fish from New Zealand

The Rosselkhoznadzor may prohibit the importation of chilled meat and fish from New Zealand, because often it does not meet the veterinary requirements. About this to journalists today within the framework of the AGROFORUM “Golden autumn” said the head of Department Sergey Dankvert, reports .

“We consider the use of restrictive measures in respect of products from New Zealand. It concerns fish and meat chilled”, — said Dankvert.

According to him, products from this country are often “enters the monitor” due to the mismatch between the veterinary requirements of Russia. “Now to sum up, we will consider the need for the imposition of restrictions on a number of products or certain types of”, — said Dankvert.

He also added that currently the Rosselkhoznadzor considers what the restrictive measures will be applied and decides whether banned all products or some of its types, reports “Interfax”. Dankvert has promised that soon the relevant services in New Zealand will be warned about the measures that Russia intends to introduce.

The proportion of meat from New Zealand in terms of money is 0.75% or $23.5 million, according to the Federal customs service for the year 2015. The proportion of fish from this country, according to the FCS, last year was 0.94%, or $12.8 million For the first half of 2016, the proportion of meat and fish from New Zealand, according to the FCS, was 1.03% and 0.85%, respectively.

In mid-September, Rosselkhoznadzor said that Russia may limit the supply of meat and milk from Belarus. The Minister said that this is because products from this country often comes with violations, including improperly documented or in poor sanitary conditions.