In Russia suspected of Belarus in the supply of cheese from Ukraine

В России заподозрили Беларусь в поставках сыра из Украины

Belarus could re-export of Ukrainian cheese, I suspect the Rosselkhoznadzor

Belarus may import into Russia of Ukrainian cheese under the guise of products from Macedonia, China and Iran. In Russia call these products “unsafe and shoddy”.

Up to 25% of cheese in the Russian market can be of Ukrainian origin. It is reported by RBC with reference to the official representative of the Rosselkhoznadzor Julia Melano.

According to her, in Russia annually comes 150-300 thousand tons of cheese, and a large proportion of these products produced in Ukraine, the supply of which is prohibited from 2016.

“Production is imported to Russia through Belarus under the guise of goods from Macedonia, Iran and other countries”, – stated in the message.

It is also noted that in October of 2017 at the border with Belarus was recorded batch cheeses from Macedonia, China, Iran and San Marino, but the veterinary services of these countries stated that he had not shipped the products neither in Russia, nor in Belarus.

“Most likely, we are talking about the legalization of the Ukrainian cheese or the protein-lipid product via Belarus (in particular, through the “Beltamozhservice”),” reads the letter head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert, Deputy head of the Ministry of economic development, Savva Sipovo.

In Russia call these products “unsafe and shoddy”.

Import all kinds of cheese in January-November 2017 increased, according to the Federal customs service, by 11.5%, to 172.6 thousand tonnes imports of cheese products for 2017 no, by the end of 2016 he has made 98 thousand tons.

Assuming that the volume of imports of cheese products in 2017 remained at the level of 2016 and based on the data of the Rosselkhoznadzor, the share of cheese-like products from the entire category of cheese in the Russian market last year could be from 15 to 25.5%.

As reported Корреспондент.netpreviously, the Rosselkhoznadzor said that does not rule out the legalization of the Ukrainian cheese through Belarus in illegal import in the Russian Federation.