MOSCOW – Russia this year might partly lift the ban on the Baltic sprats imports, said Alexey Alexeyenko, a representative of the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), on Friday.
Asked by RNS Internet portal whether the ban will be lifted in 2017, he said: "Certainly."
According to him, Rosselkhoznadzor is now expecting proposals from the Baltic colleagues in respect of renewal of supplies.
"We expect certainty from them – the list of companies guarantees that the problems that caused the ban have been solved," he said.
In November last year sprats Rosselkhoznadzor announced that sprats and other fish products from Latvia and Estonia could return to the Russian market sometime after the new year.
On June 4, 2015, Rosselkhoznadzor banned imports of fish products from Latvia and Estonia, citing breaches of veterinary and sanitary standards.