Norway on agenda for full range switch to export to RF from Russia-approved plants

July 12, 2007 15:42
According to the Russian vet schedule, the regulations for importation of the full range of seafood to Russia from approved plants only will eventually apply to Norway as well, a spokesman of Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor told

However as per mid-July 2007 Norway has been standing aloof from the other nations switched to the new rules into RF because the current restrictions for Norway have covered only salmon and trout. (In the course of four checks Rosselkhoznadzor inspected 30 companies and 10 of them were approved for export to Russia).

As the spokesman explained, the further inspections of the Norwegian establishments will certainly be carried out though the dates have not been fixed yet as per mid-July. Meanwhile before the checks the old importation routines will be applicable to all species except for salmon and trout.

In this situation the market players have been closely watching the developments in expectation of Norway's full switch to the new export regime as, apart from salmon and trout, the Russians have been buying considerable quantities of herring, mackerel, saithe and other species to supply their processing plants and retail outlets.

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