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MOSCOW, March 21 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s agricultural watchdog may restrict the import of vegetables and fruit from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Since 2011 Russia has exposed nine cases of quarantine items in products imported from Azerbaijan, 130 cases from Uzbekistan and 228 cases from Tajikistan.
Quarantine items were found in consumer batches and in passengers’ hand baggage.
Rosselkhoznadzor notified the countries’ quarantine organizations that it is necessary to take relevant measures.
Along with this the agricultural watchdog retains the right to adopt additional protection measures in relation to the import of vegetables and fruit from the above-mentioned countries in compliance with the international legislation on quarantine of plants.