BRYANSK, may 5 – RIA Novosti. Smolensk guards have stopped attempt of import into Russia from Belarus 60 tons of sanctions, Polish apples, according to PU FSB of the Russian Federation across the Smolensk region.
“Border and territorial administrations of FSB of Russia across the Smolensk region foiled an attempt of illegal importation of apples produced in Poland on the territory of Russia”, — stated in the message.
Three trucks with Belarusian registration plates was stopped by border guard on the evening of 4 may 2017 on the highway “Minsk — Moscow”. When checking in the cargo compartments of all three cars showed up fresh apples weighing about 60 tons. While the drivers were missing shipping documents for the cargo, and the inspection of the freight on the boxes of apples were discovered marking, confirming that they are produced in Poland.
Vehicle with the load transferred to the employees of Smolensk customs, the report says.
Russia in August 2014 to restrict imports of products from countries that have imposed sanctions against it over the situation in Ukraine. A ban were meat, sausage, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits, dairy products. In June last year, the embargo was extended until 31 December 2017.
The Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev called Belarus, since the introduction in 2014 of bradenburg developing share of the food supplies to Russia from 1% to 15%, the largest transit point of the sanctions.
In addition, the Rosselkhoznadzor imposed restrictions on import to Russia of animal products number of Belarusian processing enterprises for various reasons. After the April inspection, the Rosselkhoznadzor has partially mitigated these limitations. 2 through 5 may, the Rosselkhoznadzor carries out a further inspection of Belarusian enterprises for the production of dairy, meat and fish products.