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“We are holding talks now,” Aleksey Saurin, deputy head of Russia's agriculture watchdog (Rosselkhoznadzor) told TASS.
Asked whether Swiss suppliers have been cleared of suspicion of smuggling agricultural products to Russia, Saurin said: “No. But we’ll see if they provide documents.”
The Russian regulator said earlier it considered banning imports of fruit and vegetables from Switzerland over suspicions of apple smuggling. The measures were expected to be taken if Switzerland failed to notify Russia of the volumes of fruit and vegetables it grows and to prove the authenticity of phytosanitary certificates accompanying products delivered to the country.
Meanwhile, Alexander Isayev, an official of the watchdog, said on Friday Swiss veterinary officers had confirmed the authenticity of phytosanitary certificates accompanying their deliveries to the Russian market and that those products were actually produced in Switzerland, the agency said in a statement after talks with Swiss embassy representatives.
The ban announced at the beginning of August bars imports of meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables from the United States, the 28-nation European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway for one year in retaliation for sanctions imposed by those nations on Russia over events in Ukraine. Switzerland was spared, having indicated that it would not follow other Western nations in imposing economic sanctions.