RK Agriculture Ministry investigating incident with import of potatoes from Germany to Russia
The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan is investigating the incident with the import of potatoes from Germany to the territory of Russia. A preliminary investigation showed that a phytosanitary certificate for 60 tons of ware potatoes was issued in strict accordance with the norms of the Customs Union and the EAEU, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the ministry.
On March 16, the Agriculture Ministry received a letter from the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor) on the identification of the fact of importing sanctioned products into the territory of the Russian Federation, accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate of the Aktobe region.
"In connection with this appeal, the State Inspection Committee in the Agro-Industrial Complex of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan made a request and found that on March 2, the Aktobe regional territorial inspectorate issued KazEuroplant LLP a phytosanitary certificate for 60 tons of ware potatoes with a destination to the Russian Federation to RusEuroplant JSC. At the same time, the execution of the document was carried out in strict accordance with the decision of the Customs Union Commission No. 318 and the requirements of the Unified rules and norms for ensuring plant quarantine in the Customs Territory of the EAEU, approved by the Decision of the EEC Council No. 159 dated November 30, 2016" the message says.
Currently, the State Inspection Committee in the agro-industrial complex of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan continues to investigate the incident, its results will be published additionally.