The head of Rosselkhoznadzor denied information about the dominance of Chinese black caviar in Russia

Published Jan 27, 2024

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In 2020, Russia's domestic production of black caviar significantly outweighed its imports from China, with 194 tons produced locally compared to just 16 tons imported, according to Sergey Dankvert. However, he noted issues with Russian legislation that does not mandate stating the country of origin for raw materials on product packaging. This loophole allows Chinese caviar to be processed and packaged in Russia, then labelled as 'produced in Russia'. Dankvert suggests that Russia should adopt international practices and indicate the country of origin for raw materials.
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Last year, only 16 tons of black caviar were imported from China to Russia, while 194 tons were produced in Russia, he said. “And without documents, it is difficult to export caviar from China, to put it mildly. That is, we cannot talk about the dominance of Chinese caviar,” Dankvert explained. Meanwhile, now there is a different problem. Today, according to Russian legislation, you don’t have to write on the packaging which country’s raw materials the products are made from. “And if you take Chinese caviar, send it to our enterprise, pasteurize it, package it, then you ...
Source: RG
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