All Eur vegetables import bans may be lifted on Monday

MOSCOW, August 5 (Itar-Tass) — All the bans on imports of vegetables from the European Union to Russia may be lifted next Monday, the chief of the federal consumer rights protection and public health control service, Gennady Onishchenko, told reporters on Friday.

“If no new cases are reported, on Monday we may completely lift all the bans on the imports of vegetables from EU countries,” he said.

According to Onishchenko, the last intestinal infection disease case was reported on July 26.

At present, five European countries have no permission to supply vegetables to Russia. Still barred are three Baltic countries, Slovenia and Germany.

The ban on imports of vegetables from Europe was imposed on June 2 due to the intestinal infection danger.

In late June, the Russian authorities began to give permissions to European countries to supply vegetables to Russia. For the present, the permissions have been given to seven countries — the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Greece and the Czech Republic.


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