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Multiple Latvian companies denied exports of goods to Russia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU21 Latvian companies have been excluded from the list of companies that are allowed to export goods to Russia. 44 Latvian companies have been applied with temporary export restrictions.

Russia’s Rosselhoznadzor has announced its decision to apply export restrictions to multiple Latvian companies. This decision is explained with the change of regulations that govern records of companies allowed to export goods to Russia.

According to Latvian Food and Veterinary Service, information has been received from Rosselhoznadzor regarding the change of the order in accordance with which lists of companies allowed to export goods to Russia are managed. The new order states that in the event a company exports no goods to Russia over the course of three years, it is automatically erased from the list. If no products are exported to Russia in a period between 18 to 36 months, temporary restrictions are applied to the company.

Until now Russia’s list of companies permitted to export goods to the country included 74 Latvian manufacturing companies. 21 of them have been excluded from the list: six meat product manufacturers, two dairy product manufacturers, twelve fish product manufacturers and one egg manufacturer. Certificates have been halted for 44 companies.

Nine Latvian companies are still allowed to export goods to Russia – two meat processing companies, five dairy product manufacturers, one fish flour manufacturer and one animal gut processing company. As noted by FVS, if the situation with exports to Russia does not change, it is a matter of time before all of them are excluded from the list.

As it is known, because of the 2014 mutual sanctions between Russia and the European Union, many Latvian companies have been denied export opportunities to Russia.

Changes to export regulations apply to all EU member states. European authorities have sent Rosselhoznadzor a letter, detailing the illegality of this restriction and asking it to be lifted.

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