MOSCOW, April 9 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia will be prepared to return Ukrainian cheeses to its market, if the Ukrainian side guarantees proper control of quality, the chief of the consumer rights watchdog, Gennady Onishchenko, told a news conference.
“We shall be prepared to empower Ukraine to make checks at home and issue quality guarantees,” he said. Onishchenko said that control must be serious.
“Internal control should account for up to 30 percent of the product’s costs,” he said.
Onishchenko said that alongside talks at the interdepartmental and inter-state level he was holding negotiations directly with producers in Ukraine. He said the manufacturers were aware of the need for strict control and would be prepared for complying with the requirements of Russia’s technical regulations.
At the beginning of February Russia suspended the import of cheeses of some Ukrainian manufacturers failing to meet Russian technical requirements.