Onishchenko, ready to return “Borjomi” in Russia

Russian Sanitary Service intends to take action against illegal suppliers of mineral water “Borjomi” from Belarus to Russia, the press service of Rospotrebnadzor.

“Despite repeated instructions to stop illegal shipments of Belarusian mineral water” Borjomi “(supplier LLC” Classic Wine “, Minsk), continues its illegal importation into the territory of the Russian Federation, with the bottles have excise Belarus” - says the agency and notes that “in such a situation is seen contrary to accepted within the Customs Union documents.”

Federal Service is exploring the possibility of entry into the Russian Federation of mineral water “Borjomi”, according to the site office. According to a press release, Minister Gennady Onishchenko, the Federal Service received a formal application in respect of the importation to Russia of Georgian mineral water, according to “RBC daily”.

However, the Company “Borjomi, Georgia“, the famous mineral water producer, said that did not apply to the Federal Service with a request to return to the Russian market, informs “Sight”.

But, according to Onishchenko, Russian experts are only planning to hold a meeting with representatives of the supplier: “It will be updated the competence of this company, we will check the quality of products” - he said.

In late April, the Russian Sanitary Service has seized counterfeit mineral water “Borjomi”, which is found in the capital and Dorogomilovsky Cheremushkinskaya markets.

Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, the chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko told reporters that Georgian wine and mineral water will be able to return to the Russian market, if they meet the sanitary standards, and if Georgia will provide a high quality product.

“We have one political demand. Our political requirement is to ensure quality and safety of these products. Ensure quality, we allow these products,” - said Onishchenko.

Onishchenko said that under the brand name “Borjomi” sold a large number of forgeries: “All” Borjomi “in the USSR were implemented in pharmacies as medicine. And today, when the products are sold to Cape Schmidt to Kaliningrad, where does it come from? On Dorogomilovsky market offer to drive any number of the product, even a truck. How could this really take so much precious water? ”

Federal Service is concerned about inconsistency of law - the Customs Union with respect to the goods prohibited for circulation in Russia. These are unwanted goods and cargo that can be resolved in Belarus and Kazakhstan, but is prohibited in the Russian Federation.

“In particular, it is well-known products from Moldova and Georgia, for example, in this respect, while Kazakhstan has not reissued the documents. All of Georgian wines remain until they have resolved. The Belarusian side has changed its documents, but did not make exceptions for Mineral Water

17 August 2011

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