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Russia bans import of 100 tons of products from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan for week

In the last week of September 2018, inspectors of Rosselkhoznadzor’s department for Novosibirsk Oblast of Russia detained seven lots of regulated products with a total weight of 101.08 tons at Karasuk phytosanitary control post. Official website of Rosselkhoznadzor reported.

It is noted that products of high phytosanitary risk were transported by road from the territory of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan for sale in the markets of Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Barnaul and Irkutsk.

It was found out that grapes, cucumbers and onions with a total weight of 100 tons were transported both with complete and partial absence of marking on the packages of the cargo. In addition, there was suppressed an attempt to import 100 kilograms of Chinese macadamia nuts and an Uzbek mix of dried fruits and nuts, as well as dried mung beans and apricot stones with a total weight of 980 kilograms without phytosanitary certificate confirming phytosanitary safety of the products.

Import of products to Russia was banned and the goods were returned to the sender.

During the first 9 months of 2018, the department of Rosselkhoznadzor for Novosibirsk Oblast returned to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan more than 7,500 tons of quarantineable products.