Russia removes ban on import of fruits from Uzbekistan in hand luggage
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 5
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision has canceled a multi-year ban on importing fresh vegetables, fruits and dried fruits weighing no more than five kilograms from Uzbekistan starting from March 5, Trend reports with reference to the federal agency.
Russian service noted that the ban on import was lifted as a result of joint work of the State Plant Quarantine Inspectorate under Uzbek Cabinet of Ministers and the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision to ensure the phytosanitary security of the two countries.
The import is allowed under the guarantees of State Plant Quarantine Inspectorate.
The ban was introduced on April 16, 2012 due to the systematic identification of quarantine organisms in products.
Federal Customs Service (FCS) of Russian Federation underlined that the volume of imports of vegetables and some edible roots and tubers from Uzbekistan to Russia in 2017 amounted to $34.814 million, edible fruits and nuts - $83.881 million. The results of three quarters of 2018 shows that the value of imported vegetables to Russian Federation amounted to $44.034 million, fruits and nuts - $74 million.
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