Rosselkhoznadzor / News
Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
New Fish Product Smuggling Channel from the EU Countries Detected by Rosselkhoznadzor
It is known that in November last year the Rosselkhoznadzor
cut off supply channels of salmon products exported to the Russian Federation accompanied
by forged Icelandic certificates.
However, fish products accompanied with forged certificates
continued to be exported through Belarus. The Rosselkhoznadzor and Icelandic
Veterinary and Food Service during their joint inspection found out that a part
of veterinary certificates that accompanied Icelandic fish products exported
from Iceland to Belarus were signed by an inspector who quit the Icelandic
Competent Authority in 2011. Herewith, 19 fish product consignments weighing
more than 360 tons which accompanied by these certificates were exported to
Belarus in November-December, 2014. This year three fish product consignments
weighing more than 60 tons which were accompanied with forged veterinary
certificates have already been exported to a Belarusian consignee.
The Rosselkhoznadzor is greatly concerned about the fact
that some forged certificates were dated January 31, 2015 according to
information entered by Belarusian inspectors in the electronic system Argus.
Unfortunately, the fact that certificates had an incorrect date was neglected
by the Belarusian officials. It means that some inspectors of the Belarusian
Veterinary Service demonstrate malperformfance of their duties concerning data
input in the CU electronic systems and that there is collusion between
officials driven by vested interests and unscrupulous foreign trade operators.
is concerned about the current situation and intends to hold consultations with
the Icelandic and Belarusian competent authorities on measures aimed at
establishment of a system which will guarantee safety of fish product export to
the CU countries.
Jan 30, 2015
Information system ARGUS
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