Russia bans re-export of fruits and veg from African countries

From June 18, the ban applies to Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone
Russia bans re-export of fruits and veg from African countries
13 June 15:16 2016 Print This Article

Russia is banning re-export of fruits and vegetables from several African countries. Starting from June 18, the new ban is taking full effect, reports Interfax referring to the head of the Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert.

Earlier this week, Mr Dankvert said that many fruits and vegetables from Africa are imported in Russia with fake certificates and in reality originate from the countries which are subject to food ban. That is particularly concerns products from Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone. Therefore, starting from June 18, the re-export of fruits and vegetables from these countries will be banned, Mr Dankvert said to Interfax.

In April 2015, Rosselkhoznadzor banned the re-export of some fruits and vegetables from Bulgaria appealing to the same arguments.

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