Russia questions integrity of Belarus tomato certificationsStaff Writer | September 5, 2018
Russia’s phytosanitary watchdog inspected a batch of fresh tomatoes, ostensibly from the Republic of Belarus at the Doloscy-1 plant quarantine station in the Pskov region. During the inspection, markings were found indicating that the country of origin really was Ukraine.
Trade Rosselkhoznadzor points out a violation of the laws
The phytosanitary certificate was issued for quarantined products weighing 2.1 tons. In fact, the weight of the supplied tomatoes was 4.1 tons.
Rosselkhoznadzor points out a violation of the laws of the Russian Federation and the Eurasian Economic Union, and draws attention to the lack of proper control by the State Inspectorate for Seed Production, Quarantine and Plant Protection of the Republic of Belarus when issuing phytosanitary certificates. ■