A batch of fresh kiwi weighing 19 tons 460 kg was sent to Kazakhstan. At the border of Latvia and Russia in the multilateral automobile checkpoint Ubylinka-Grebnevo the Rosselkhoznadzor staff carried out quarantine phyto control of the consignment of fruit.
During the inspection it was found out that there was no information about the safe origin of kiwi. The Greek phyto certificate does not confirm that the fruit was produced in areas and places free of quarantine objects. Since the document could not guarantee the compliance of the fruit with quarantine phyto requirements, the Rosselkhoznadzor experts banned the import of kiwi into Russia.
Prior to this, the Russian side has already returned to Latvia a batch of soybean meal weighing almost 1680 tons after it was found not declared in the documents genetically modified soybean line. It was also prohibited to import 10 tons of C and herring from Latvia to Russia due to the lack of permission for the transit of fish through the Russian territory and inconsistency of information about the consignee in the veterinary certificate of Iceland and the documents accompanying the cargo.