Russia Bans Estonian and Latvian Fish Products
- New Europe Investor
- June 02, 2015
Russian authorities are stepping up their sanctions with the EU.
At the weekend, it was announced that Russia would be banning 89 EU citizens from entering the country.
In Estonia and Latvia, it is being reported that their canned fish will now be added to the already large list of European food products banned from entering the country.
The decision came from the Russian veterinary and food authority, who following checks at nine plants in the two countries, decided to halt the importation of the products.
The checks by Rosselkhoznadzor, The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance began on 18th May. During the inspections, they deemed the products to be unsafe for consumption.
Early last year, Russia set number of bans of Estonian dairy and fish products. They then introduced other food product bans some months later.