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Rosselkhoznadzor disclosed a scheme for importing sanctioned almonds into Russia

Updated Mar 9, 2023
Rosselkhoznadzor records new attempts to import sanctioned almonds into Russia In February 2023, the Rosselkhoznadzor, as a result of an inspection of a car at the phytosanitary control post of the MAPP "Sagarchin" in the Orenburg region, established an attempt to illegally import regulated products into Russia. In addition to 6 tons of Turkish almonds and 9 tons of walnuts from China, more than 4.5 tons of almonds were found in the vehicle, packed in factory boxes with the inscription "PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA" and the mark "ORIGIN: AUSTRALIAN". Products were imported accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Australia is on the list of countries whose agricultural products are prohibited from being imported into Russia. By law, Australian almonds have been destroyed. The rest of the goods are returned to the country of origin. The service notes that in total in 2022, 14 similar attempts to import sanctioned products were detected: nine from ...
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