Directive of Russian vets putting seafood import from UK on plant approval basis

April 14, 2008 17:03


The Directive of Russian vets No. FS-GK-4/3162 dated 08 April 2008 has stipulated that as of 15 April 2008 the import of seafood products from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shall be allowed only from plants approved by Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor, according to an official release received by ( .

The Government body explains that the measure has been taken in order to prevent seafood products of poor quality with violation of Russian veterinary norms from entering the country.

Based on the results of the inspection of the British processing plants by the Russian vets the following plants have been approved for export to Russia:

  • Fresh Catch (No. UK BB 097 EC);
  • Shetland Catch Ltd (No. UK SA 001 EC);
  • Shetland products (No. UK SA 019 EC).

According to the directive, after 15 April 2008 the products in transit and landed from not approved plants will not be cleared and imported into the territory of the Russian Federation.

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