AMSTERDAM: Russia’s agricultural watchdog is proposingto ban the import of flowers from the Netherlands after discovering a pest in shipments.
Currently, the federal regulatory service is discussing the legal implications of this ban, and analyzing the consequences while considering the direct import of flowers from other countries. The watchdog’s proposed ban is due to repeated discoveries of organisms that require quarantine, and pose a serious threat to agricultural production and thus to Russia’s economy. The federal service claims it has been monitoring the imports for several months and is currently analyzing the consequences.
It is not clear when flower imports might be prohibited. But regardless of the origin, imported flowers will continue to be inspected.