Import Of Herring From Norway Banned

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
17 November 2011, at 12:00am

RUSSIA - Specialists in the field of veterinary surveillance of the Rosselkhoznadzor Administration for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Oblast banned the import of 67.4 tons of herring from Norway at the seaport of St. Petersburg.

The measures were taken since there was neither import permit from the Rosselkhoznadzor, nor veterinary certificate of the exporting country.

Thus, Point 6.3 of Regulation on Veterinary Control on Customs Border of the Customs Union (approved by the CU Commission Decision No. 317 dd. 18.06.10) is not complied with.

This announcement follows concerns that recent fish product shipments from Norway to Russia do not comply with the Customs Union animal health requirements.

The import of fish, fish and sea products from seven Norwegian fish processing plants into the Russian Federation is already restricted.