The video conference was held between the Rosselkhoznadzor
and the State Inspection Committee in the Agro-Industrial Complex of the
Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan on March 26.
The Rosselkhoznadzor expressed its concern about the
systematic incompliances in the supply of fruit and vegetable products from the
Republic of Kazakhstan to Russia, including attempts to import sanctioned
goods. Earlier, the Russian Authority was forced to apply to the State
Inspection Committee in the Agro-Industrial Complex of Kazakhstan with a
request to suspend the shipment of food potatoes intended for Russian
importers. The reason for this was the identification of three vehicles in the
Orenburg Oblast, carrying more than 60 tons of German potatoes under the guise
of Kazakh products.
The Rosselkhoznadzor stressed that attempts to import
sanctioned goods to Russia from Kazakhstan are prevented on an ongoing basis. Thus,
on March 17, the Rosselkhoznadzor inspectors together with the Ministry of
Internal Affairs of Russia detained a car in which Polish apples were
transported without accompanying documents. On March 21, a vehicle carrying
macadamia nuts of Australian origin coming from Kazakhstan was stopped.
The Kazakh party said that it is conducting a thorough
investigation into the circumstances of certification of German potatoes
sanctioned for Russia, and also intends to organize checks on other cases of
illegal deliveries. In addition, strict measures will be taken against
violators. The Kazakh authority will inform the Rosselkhoznadzor about the
results of this work in the near future.
In conclusion, the parties agreed to work out a unified
approach to sending notifications of violations detected during bilateral
trade, as well as to measures taken in relation to regulated goods.