Additional requirements regarding export of plant products to Russia as from 1.7.2008

1.7.2008

<div>Russia and the EU have signed a Memorandum specifically concerning residues of pesticides, nitrates and nitrites in plant products. Russian legislation is partially more strict than the EU legislation on the maximum levels of residues of pesticides, nitrates and nitrites in plant products. The aim of the measures in the Memorandum is to eliminate the export problems.</div>

The memorandum will apply from 1.7.2008. The export of plant products will continue as normal if the Russian Federation has no comment to make on the maximum levels of residues of pesticides, nitrates and nitrites or on the required documentation. The EU Member States are now awaiting the Russian Federation’s interpretation of the agreement and its practical implementation.

Russian legislation requires that every export batch has to be accompanied by documentation detailing the active agents used during production and storage and the last date of treatment. If the Russian Federation observes that the maximum levels have been exceeded or that there are deficiencies in the documentation, they can require a so-called safety certificate from the exporter in accordance with the Memorandum.

More information on Evira’s Internet pages (in Finnish): http://www.evira.fi/portal/fi/elintarvikkeet/valvonta_ja_yritt__j__t/torjunta-ainejaamat/kasvikunnan_tuotteiden_vienti_venajalle/

For additional information, please contact:
Senior Officer Ulla Karlström, tel. +358 (0)20 7724288, +358 (0)40 48 777 98, ulla.karlstromat-merkki.gifevira.fi

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