MOSCOW, September 28 (RAPSI) - Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian agricultural watchdog, will lift import restrictions, earlier imposed on high pest risk production from Egypt, on October 1, according to the regulator’s statement.

The decision was made following negotiations conducted between representatives of the watchdog and Egypt's government, Rosselkhoznadzor said.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of the Arab Republic of Egypt guarantees that breach of phytosanitary requirements would not be committed during delivery of plant products to Russia, the statement reads.

Import restrictions were imposed on Egyptian products on September 22. According to the regulator, Rosselkhoznadzor repeatedly informed Egypt’s authorities about systematic violations of international and Russian phytosanitary requirements while supplying quarantineable products. However, Egypt continued breaching Russian phytosanitary requirements.