In 2015, imports of apples and mushrooms to Russia from Belarus in 5 times exceeded the harvested crop there
Belarus in 2015 has delivered 573 thousand tons of apples and mushrooms, which is five times higher than in Belarus harvested crop. About it as transfers TASS, said Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Vladimir Malinovsky at the meeting of the joint Board of prosecutors General of the two countries.
“Prohibited to import into Russia the goods are often delivered via fake shipping and phytosanitary documents. For example, in 2015, Russia imported 573 thousand tons of Belarusian apples and mushrooms. According to the agriculture Ministry of Belarus is five times the harvest,” explained Malinowski.
The situation, according to him, aggravated by the fact that on the border of Russia and Belarus is not carried out phytosanitary control of imported goods.
Recall, the Federal customs service (FCS) in January of this year, called Belarus a leader in re-export of embargoed goods to Russia.
Customs officers then said that most of the cases on administrative offences on the facts of start of imports of sanctioned products from Belarus. In second place was Lithuania and Poland, on the third Ukraine, Kazakhstan for the fourth, fifth Latvia, followed by Estonia and Finland.
The attempts of re-export of prohibited products, mainly fruit and vegetables through Belarus, the Russian authorities began to report from August 2014 just a few days after the introduction of the food embargo in Western countries.
Official Minsk all the accusations rejected, saying that if the sanctions and uses of agricultural products, machines processing it. Unofficially, experts have been talking about the streamlined flow of European products with Belarusian labels or certificates.