MOSCOW, September 17 (Itar-Tass) - Indonesian enterprises are ready to provide guarantees of safety of their fish and seafood in order to resume supplies to Russia restricted late in June, the press service of Russian Rosselkhoznadzor agricultural watchdog reported on Tuesday after talks with the head of the Indonesian Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency, Narmoko Prasmadji.
According to the Indonesian official, enterprises, labs and agency staffers responsible for certification of fish products have familiarized themselves with veterinary and sanitary demands of Russia and the Customs Union, and are ready to comply with them. A report on measures taken by the Indonesian side has been sent to Rosselkhoznadzor.
Talks were held at the initiative of the Indonesian side. On June 26, Rosselkhoznadzor imposed temporary restrictions on imports of Indonesian fish and seafood to Russia after exposing major violations in the system of ensuring the safety of Indonesian fish products.
Indonesia yearly supplies to Russia up to 400,000 tons of fish products worth about 12 million dollars.