Macedonia suspected of banned food re-export to Russia
MOSCOW, November 17 (RAPSI) – Russian food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor suspects Macedonia of re-exporting banned fruits and vegetables from Europe, RIA Novosti reported on Monday, citing a spokesman for the watchdog Aleksei Alekseenko.
Earlier, the regulator reported that sanctions against Albanian products could be implemented, upon suspicion of banned food re-export. In addition, Montenegrin meat import could be curved this week. Since October, the food authority curbed Ukrainian produce import and Moldavian meat import.
Previously re-export suspicions were voiced against Belarus.
On August 7, the Russian government introduced a ban on a number of products from countries, who earlier had imposed sanctions on Russia. Blacklisted food imports include meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables from Australia, Canada, Norway, the European Union and the United States.