Imported foods mainly banned due to lack of entry permits and veterinary certificates

22 shipments with the total weight of 838 tons coming from ten different countries were not allowed to enter Russia on June 1-10, 2007. Employees of Rosselkhoznadzor (the state agricultural watchdog) drew up 19 declarations on return of 376 tons of goods (including 263 tons of meat and meat products) to the EU (mainly to Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy).

According to Rosselkhoznadzor’s press officer, the better part of the violations preventing the goods from entering Russia legally had to do with lack of entry permits and veterinary certificates; some foods were made at farms not certified to supply its produce to Russia or at companies that are currently under a temporary ban due to failing to comply with the Russian legislation.

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