Russia will maintain restrictions on imports of Chilean fish
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 00:30 (GMT + 9)
Restrictions on imports of Chilean fish to Russia will be in effect until the detected violations are eliminated, the press service of the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service (Rosseljoznadzor) told Sputnik.
"They will be in force until the violations are eliminated and the Chilean veterinary service takes more effective measures to control the safety of the fish sent to our country," said the entity.
Previously, Rosseljoznadzor imposed import restrictions on fish from several Chilean companies, including Salmones Aysén, Mowi Chile and Camanchaca Pesca Sur, after the detection of the antibiotic oxytetracycline in their products.
In addition, the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service indicated that in November 2019 an inspection was carried out of Chilean companies whose results also served as a basis for limiting imports.
Rosseljoznadzor russian inspector at chilean salmon farm (Photo: SERNAPESCA)
Chile is one of the largest salmon producers in the world and one of its main suppliers to Russia.
According to the Russian Federal Customs Service, imports of Chilean frozen fish (including salmon) to Russia in the first nine months of 2019 were estimated at 37,894 tonnes.