MOSCOW, June 6. /TASS/. Russian veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor may ban re-export of plant foods via the EU, official spokesperson of the regulatory Yulia Melano told TASS on Monday.
"Rosselkhoznadzor may prohibit re-export of vegetables and fruits via the European Union," Melano said.
The reason of prohibition is that products supplied via the EU in transit from Latin American and African countries are actually produced in the EU, she added.
"The authority has grounds to believe that in certain cases EU member-states are supplying their products currently banned for import into Russia under the guise of products made in countries authorized to make supplies to Russia," Melano said.
The regulator already requested Belarus not to export products to Russia without confirmation of EU’s reexport certificates. Such measures are needed to prevent import of embargoed European products.