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April 12, 2012

RUSSIA: Russia to lift import ban on Ukrainian cheese

Russia has agreed to lift the ban on the import of Ukrainian solid and semi-hard cheeses, just as soon as Kiev can provide evidence of proper control over product quality.

Russia has agreed to lift the ban on the import of Ukrainian solid and semi-hard cheeses, just as soon as Kiev can provide evidence of proper control over product quality.

“We are ready to grant a right to the Ukrainian authorities to check the quality of the product in accordance with our requirements,” said Gennady Onishchenko, head of Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor. “Monitoring should be very serious. Internal control should account [for] 30% in the total cost of the product.”

Removal of the ban means the end of the nearly two month-long “cheese war”, initiated by Russia due to the presence of palm oil in the Ukrainian cheese, which is prohibited by Moscow.

The resumption of deliveries to Russia is expected to begin in about two months’ time.

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