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Meeting between Officials of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Ministry of Plantation Industries, Democratic Socialistic Republic of Sri Lanka

The meeting was held in Moscow on September 26, 2019. Representatives of the Sri Lanka Embassy to the Russian Federation and Tea Board participated to the meeting.

The parties discussed export of plant products to Russia. Sri Lanka is currently the largest black tea exporter to Russia. Also, coconut milk, spices, nuts, dried clove and other commodities are imported to Russia from Sri Lanka.

The Russian party noted that no violations have been detected in plant products imported from Sri Lanka for the last 3 years. In 2017, the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation visited Sri Lanka for assessment of tea production scale and familiarization with the system for ensuring exported tea safety.

The Rosselkhoznadzor clarified some requirements for import of quarantinable products to Russian Federation and the EAEU member countries at the request of Sri Lankan party.

The Sri Lankan representatives have thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor officials for close and fruitful cooperation and assured that premium quality tea export to Russia is a priority for their country.

The Rosselkhoznadzor officials expressed their confidence in further improvement of bilateral trade relations including increase in export of Russian grain products to Sri Lanka.

Sep 27, 2019

Categorys: Phytosanitary , Events , Import. Export. Transit