Belarus stops re-export of fruits from Pakistan to Russia
Minsk, Belarus: The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) of Belarus has stoped re-export of fruits from Pakistan to Russia
Rosselkhoznadzor has asked Pakistan to furnish proper documentations for re-export of fruit and vegetables from Pakistan to Russia via Belarus.
According to sources, negotiations between Rosselkhoznadzor and the Department of Plant Protection of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research of Pakistan were held by teleconference on October 28, 2016.
“Taking into consideration increased risks of illegal export of plant products originating in Europe through the territory of Belarus due to previously imposed Russian economic sanctions, the Rosselkhoznadzor expressed concern and questioned the validity of logistics of fruit exports including fresh pears from Pakistan to the EU countries, the Republic of Belarus and further re-export to the Russian Federation”, said official statement of Rosselkhoznadzor.
Rosselkhoznadzor has asked Pakistani authorities to provide an official letter with all the information on volumes and range of products in the shortest possible time.
It may be mentioned that all fruit and vegetable products imports are delivered to the Russia from the Belarus and are accompanied with re-export phytosanitary certificates issued by the Chief State Inspection for Seed Production, Quarantine and Plant Protection of the Republic of Belarus.
“Rosselkhoznadzor aiming to prevent export to the territory of the Russian Federation of agricultural products subject to sanctions imposed by Russia as well as export of regulated products imposing phytosanitary risks, addressed to the Belarusian side with a request to cease issuing phytosanitary certificates for re-export of fruit and vegetables products originating from Pakistan”, concluded official statement of Rosselkhoznadzor.