Russia accuses Belarus of potato smuggling

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) accuses Belarus of selling European potatoes as Belarusian. Russia’s veterinary watchdog asks the Belarusian veterinary agencies to hold urgent consultations on the supplies of potatoes from Belarus to Russia, ITAR-TASS news agency quotes the service’s head Sergei Dankvert. “We have information that supplying companies are proposing Russian partners to supply potatoes from EU countries via Belarus,” he said. It explains why EU potato producers don’t want the Russian service to check their products, Rosselkhoznadzor thinks. Rosselkhoznadzor will check every batch of potatoes from the EU. More