Estonian company commented on the export permit sprat to Russia

© Fotolia / Kaart. Archival photoEstonian company commented on the export permit sprat to Russia© Fotolia / KaarinaS

The Estonian fish processing company DGM Shipping AS expects to recover the amount of their supply in Russia and expects that market competition will lead to decrease in Russian retail prices for fish products, told RIA Novosti Director of marketing Alain Protasov, noting that, in particular, to the imposition of ban on export from Estonia and Latvia sprats in Russia was worth about 30 rubles per kilogram, now 70 rubles.

Earlier on Monday, the Rosselkhoznadzor said about the lifting of the ban on the supply of fish products from the two Baltic companies. Estonian DGM Shipping AS, according to information on its website, specializiruetsya on the herring and sprat, not releasing at the same sprats with oil, which since Soviet times, are considered a traditional dish in new year’s eve menu. Latvian company SIA Karavela (Kaija brand) has a wider range of canned products, in particular, both conventional and large sprats in oil.

«Of course, it is for us the good news, it’s nice that you appreciated our level of production, level of hygiene, sterility, which allows you to export to an interesting market,» said Protasov. According to her, now begin negotiations with Russian partners about the range and volume of future supplies. «We expect to deliver to Russia from 700 to 1 thousand tons of our products. Prior to the ban our deliveries was approximately the same amount,» — said a top Manager DGM Shipping.

She also expressed the view that the return to the Russian market of enterprises from the Baltic States will reduce prices for consumers.

«We hope that this open market will help stabilize prices in Russia. Before the closure of Russia, the price per kilogram of fish, for example pilchards, was approximately 30 rubles. After the closure of the now it costs 70 rubles, and even higher, due to the fact that lost the competition in the market. Our products and Latvians, even this small amount will have an impact on prices. They will fall for consumers,» said Protasov.

A ban on the supply to Russia of fish and fish food 31 44 Estonian and Latvian companies was introduced in the summer of 2015. According to the decision of the Rosselkhoznadzor products were removed from sale. The Ministry stated that the ban was linked to the identification of systemic violations, including the lack of control of safety of products and benzapyrene.