MOSCOW, Aug 16 (PRIME) — Russias Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare is currently considering the possibility of lifting a ban on imports of Borjomi mineral water from Georgia, according to the watchdogs statement, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.
The regulator said it had received an official letter from the Georgian authorities seeking to obtain a permit to supply Borjomi mineral water to Russia. The proposal is presently under consideration, the regulator also said.
The service imposed a ban on imports of wines and Borjomi mineral water from Georgia in 2006 due to the poor quality of these products.
The services head Gennady Onishchenko said earlier that the regulator could lift the ban if suppliers improve the quality of their products.