Russia ready to resume import of fruit and vegetables from Moldova

Russia’s Rosselkhoznadzor is ready to resume the import of Moldovan fruit and vegetables on condition that these are cultivated namely in Moldova and are not re-exported, the media group Interfax quoted the head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Sergey Dankvert as saying, IPN reports.

“The Moldovan side made approaches to us not only once, but they want all the exports to be resumed immediately,” stated Sergey Dankvert, noting that until authorizing deliveries, Rosselkhoznadzor wants to see where the fruit and vegetables are kept and what their quality is. “We will verify and see if they are safe and, if everything is in order, we will issue authorizations,” said the Russian official.

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance banned the import of fruit from Moldova in the summer of 2014. In February 2015, Rosselkhoznadzor decided to partially resume the import of Moldovan apples, for an indefinite period, authorizing several companies to do this.