Belarus did not allow the Rosselkhoznadzor to participate in monitoring the importation is prohibited in Russia food
Belarus has refused to aid Russia in monitoring products on the border of the Eurasian economic Union. About it on Wednesday told the radio station “Russian news service” the assistant head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Alexei Alekseenko.
The official complained that in Russia “not directly, but via Belarus” enters sanctions products – mostly using fake certificates.
“We offered the Belarusian colleagues, on the borders of the Eurasian economic community were not only inspectors, but ours are very well determined, smuggling it or not, but until we have obtained the consent of the Belarusian side,” – said Alekseenko.
According to the Deputy head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, the problem of Russia and the Eurasian economic Union is the lack of a unified system of control of foodstuffs. Now these functions are divided between the Rosselkhoznadzor, Rospotrebnadzor and other agencies.
It is worth noting that according to the statistics Belarus in 2015 significantly increased the supply of certain products to Russia. In particular, the volume of some types of fruits imported from neighboring countries for the year has increased by more than 20 times.
Ban on import to Russia of certain kinds of products valid from August 2014 in respect of countries that have imposed economic sanctions against Russia. From 1 January 2016 the Russian Federation has imposed restrictions on goods from Turkey.
About attempts of re-export of prohibited goods, mainly vegetables and fruit through Belarus, the Russian authorities began to report in August 2014 – just a few days after the introduction of food embargo on Western countries.
Official Minsk rejects such allegations, arguingthat if sanctions and uses of agricultural products, machines processing. Unofficially, experts say established the flow of European products with Belarusian labels.
Because of the suspicion of re-export is prohibited European products Moscow has repeatedly tried to limit supplies from Belarus. For example, in November last year, the Rosselkhoznadzor expressed bewilderment about going to Russia “Belarusian” papaya.
In Moscow noted that the delivery of this and other “off-season” fruits and vegetables from Belarus to Russia have doubled compared with 2014, and suspected that thus penetrates into the country is prohibited “sanctionsa” from the EU.
In Minsk the growth of subtropical fruits supplies through the Russian-Belarusian border is traditionally explained by the fact that, “obviously, the suppliers find it convenient rastavitsa” in Belarus.