Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Russia and Belarus held talks to resolve trade dispute

Russia and Belarus held talks yesterday to try and resolve the current dispute over Belorussian exports of food products to Russia. 

Previously, Russia’s agriculture watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor's had inspected several Belorussian enterprises and then promptly banned the import of many Belorussian products over food safety concerns.

The outcome of yesterday’s meeting appeared to be inconclusive and seemed to focus on Belarus adopting an electronic system of veterinary certification within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Which probably what the spat is really about rather than anything to do with food safety.