The Veterinary Control of Kazakhstan’s Agriculture Ministry has decided not to follow the example of its Eurasian Economic Union partner, Russia, and not to limit fish imports from 14 Norwegian companies.
According to Kazakh mass media, earlier Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance informed the Kazakh authorities that they had imposed temporary restrictions on fish imports from 14 Norwegian companies following the companies’ refusal to be inspected by Russian experts. Since there was no ground for such a refusal, the Russian side decided to exercise its legal right and to suspend any imports from those companies.
Kazakhstan’s key argument for refusing to ban the imports is that such a ban can be imposed only following an inspection. Since there was no inspection, the Kazakh authorities decided not stop their trade with the Norwegian suppliers.