How Russian tea restriction was removed … with conditions imposed
The restriction imposed via Russia for tea from this u . s . has been removed from the 30th. The dialogue which took place between Sri Lankan Technology committee associated to Attorney General’s Department, the Tea Board and Agriculture Department with authorities of the authorities of
Russia has paved the way toward this decision.
The Russian authorities had imposed a 6 month temporary ban on the import of Sri Lankan tea from ultimate 18th mentioning that an insect known as Khapra was once detected in a container despatched to Russia and by the way Russia was the most leading united states of america amongst shoppers of tea from our country. Earlier there were rumours that the aforesaid limit used to be imposed due to the fact of imports of asbestos imported to Sri Lanka from Russia was to be suspended from subsequent January 1st. Whatever it is, the cabinet has taken steps to alternate that decision.
Chairman of the Tea Board, Rohan Pethiyagoda and Sri Lankan Ambassador of Russia, Dr. Saman Weerasingha have been at the forefront in this dialogue to loosen up this ban while on behalf of Russia the Head of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Institute, Sergei Dankwort attended the discussion. As a result of the discussion, Russia has introduced that the applicable restrict would be eliminated with effect from December 30th. It was also understood that the communication despatched by means of President Sirisena to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the co-operation which existed between the authorities was once the major purpose for this change. In future, quite a few conditions have been imposed pertaining to to exports to Russia, such as fumigation strategies of containers.