Astana is contesting the decision on the return of the party of agricultural products from Russia

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Kazakhstan considers illegal actions of the Russian inspectors on plant quarantine, the solution of which on the territory of the Republic was returned three vehicles to agricultural products; if unresolved this matter Astana may take similar measures against Russian products, according to the website of the Ministry of agriculture of Kazakhstan.

The Minister said that on 28 September on the official website of Rosselkhoznadzor posted the information on the return to Kazakhstan of the three vehicles with the quarantine products (potatoes food 15 tons, melons — 40 tons) due to the lack of manufacturers in the list of companies exporting plant products to Russia.

«Return of quarantineable products due to the absence in the list of producers exporting vegetable products to the Russian Federation is illegal», — said the Ministry of agriculture of the Republic.

The report stresses that the normative legal acts of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU) in the field of quarantine of plants the register of manufacturers-exporting of herbal products. «Moreover, the return of products for reasons other than requirements of law, is an infringement of the rights of participants of foreign trade activities», — stated in the message of the Ministry of agriculture.

Kazakhstan, the Agency notes that the specific cases in which the return or destruction of regulated products, include provisions for the exercise of quarantine phytosanitary control (supervision) on customs territory of the EAEU, approved by decision of Customs Union Commission of 18 June 2010 № 318. Common quarantine phytosanitary requirements of the EEU, the approved decision of Council of Eurasian economic Commission dated November 30, 2016 No. 157, according to the Ministry, also does not provide requirements for the occurrence of a specified register of enterprises when moving regulated products.

«Rosselkhoznadzor will be sent an official letter about illegal actions of inspectors from plant quarantine on the Kazakh-Russian border. In case of return of product due to the absence in the list of producers exporting vegetable products, Kazakhstan will be forced to take similar measures in respect of products imported from the Russian Federation», — stated in the message Department.

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