Russia once again allowed the import of Ecuadorian bananas

Fresh Banana
Regulation & Compliances
Published Feb 16, 2024

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Russia has lifted the ban on Ecuadorian bananas from five companies previously suspended for phytosanitary reasons, following Ecuador's decision to upgrade its military equipment from Russia to the US. Despite political implications, Russia insists the suspension was due to phytosanitary violations. Ecuador, being the world's largest banana exporter, counts Russia as its second biggest buyer. However, Russia has imposed a total ban on Ecuadorian carnations due to non-compliance with the Eurasian Economic Union's requirements, and threatened to extend the ban to other flowers if the issue is not addressed.
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The head of the Russian phytosanitary inspection agency (Rosselkhoznadzor), Sergei Dankvert, announced that the Kremlin will once again allow the entry of Ecuadorian bananas exported by five companies that were officially suspended for phytosanitary reasons in what seemed more like a retaliation for the decision of the Ecuadorian government to deliver old Russian military equipment from its armed forces to Washington in exchange for more modern equipment. The Russian official has said that the entry of this Ecuadorian flagship product will happen under government guarantees from the Ecuadorian authorities. This announcement comes a few hours after the government of Ecuador indicated that a delegation made up of representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Trade, Agriculture and Agro-quality will travel to Russia on Sunday to resolve the impasse that arose after the president of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa said that he will exchange Russian “scrap” with the United States for new military ...
Source: Infobae
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