Russia has restricted the import of products from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Rosselkhoznadzor imposed temporary restrictions on the import into Russia of products of high phytosanitary risk” from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ban will take effect on 4 August. Importing products from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Russia through third countries is also not allowed. Products shipped prior to August 4, can be allowed to be imported after inspections and laboratory tests”.

As explained in the Rosselkhoznadzor, the volume of regulated products imported to Russia from Bosnia and Herzegovina increased. However, Russia has no information on the state quarantine phytosanitary control of the country and its phytosanitary condition. The management of quarantine and plant protection of the Ministry of foreign trade and economic relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina refused in the near future to accept the Russian delegation for familiarization with the monitoring system.

In 2014, Russia introduced a food embargo on products from the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. In late June, President Vladimir Putin extended until 31 December 2017. In addition, from 1 January 2016, began to operate sanctions against Turkey, which, among other things, prohibit importadores, cucumbers, mandarins, apricots and grapes, and other fruits and vegetables.