Canadian cargo didn’t meet Russian veterinary requirements
On April 2, 2019, 1105 pieces of mink-skin from Canada were banned from import into St. Petersburg due to violations of the existing veterinary regulations in Russia.
According to a press release of a local office of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, the cargo arrived from Toronto, ON, and was detained in Pulkovo. A standard check of its Canadian veterinary certificate revealed the lack of information on a number of imported goods, a place of border-crossing and a name of the veterinarian who had issued this document.
“Due to the violation of the veterinary legislation, import of the specified cargo was suspended, inspectors of the agency made protocols on administrative offence.”
In the situation, when cargo is forbidden from Russia, it should be either returned or destroyed at the owner’s own expense. Meanwhile, both the Russian owner and the Canadian exporter remained unnamed.
On August 22, 2018, fifteen tons of Canadian grass seed were banned from import in the same Russian city. At that point, the Federal Service found a discrepancy on cargo origins in the existing import phytosanitary certificate and the commercial agreement. Moreover, labels of those grass seed packages didn’t contain any information about the exporter.