Russia’s agriculture safety authority, Rosselkhoznadzor, might put temporary restrictions on imports of citrus fruit and potatoes from China after finding pests in several supplies. This was made clear in a statement by a spokesperson last Friday.
Rosselkhoznadzor did not identify the type of pests discovered and said it would hold talks with China soon. “Rosselkhoznadzor is not a supporter of the introduction of harsh measures. We assume the situation will be resolved in due course,” it added.
China supplied 151,200 tonnes of citrus and 38,600 tonnes of potato to Russia in January-November, according to the Russian service.