Over 30 foreign suppliers cleared to export food to Russia since August 7

Since Moscow imposed an embargo on food imports from the EU, U.S., Canada, Norway and Australia on August 7, Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has cleared more than 30 food product suppliers to begin exporting to Russia.

Since Moscow imposed an embargo on food imports from the EU, U.S., Canada, Norway and Australia on August 7, Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has cleared more than 30 food product suppliers to begin exporting to Russia.

Rosselkhoznadzor chief Sergei Dankvert reported the figure at a meeting with Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov on Monday, the Agriculture Ministry reported.

It cleared 13 enterprises in Peru, 12 in Chile, six in Brazil, and one in Armenia. In addition, Rosselkhoznadzor expanded the list of authorized export products for five other enterprises.

Talks were held with representatives from Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Turkey, Peru and a host of other countries. Rosselkhoznadzor is expediting the clearance issuing process: it turns around requests from representatives of the foreign enterprises and Russian business in one day, he said.

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