Russia does not predict lifting the ban on import of milk from Belarus in large containers

28.09.2018

The Rosselkhoznadzor does not predict the term of lifting the ban on the supply of dairy products from Belarus in containers of more than 2.5 liters.

"Today we cannot trace the milk that comes in bulk; we cannot trace milk powder, because the deliveries are only through intermediaries. Therefore, we limit it", - said the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert.

Since June 6 the Rosselkhoznadzor banned the import of pasteurized, sterilized and ultra-pasteurized milk and cream, milk and cream powder, concentrated, canned and condensed milk and cream, liquid, concentrated and powdered whey, concentrate of whey and milk protein in packages of more than 2.5 liters due to the revealed violations and due to suspicions of re-export of products from the sanctioned countries.

S. Dankvert reminded that only 7 Belarusian enterprises have the right to supply these products.

Referring to the import of other animal products, he said that the Rosselkhoznadzor was working on the "road map" signed with the Belarusian side. "The provision of materials (about export sales) (by Belarus) gives the opportunity to open enterprises. But it often happens that the materials are presented, but they differ. They provide some data, but we have different data, - he told. – Our volume of supply is confirmed by the electronic system, they use a system that hardly proves anything".

"But we are working, the situation is normal. Since September 26, the Vitebsk meat processing plant has received permission to supply its products, now we are considering another meat enterprise", said the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor.

According to S. Dankvert, the problems between the two countries in this area arose due to the fact that the Belarusian side cannot confirm the volume of products supplied. "When the volume has not been proven - what can I do?" he said.

Earlier, the Rosselkhoznadzor stated that the supplies of products from Belarus to Russia significantly exceed the data of the Belarusian statistics. This suggests that part of the products go around checkpoints of the Rosselkhoznadzor and may come from countries that are uner the Russian food embargo.

The DairyNews reminds: Russia does not plan to prohibit the supply of all livestock products from Kazakhstan.


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