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Russia imposes curbs on Chinese citrus fruit imports

Christian Fernsby |
Russia’s agriculture safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said it would impose temporary restrictions on imports of citrus fruit from China starting on January 6.

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The watchdog, which first warned about possible restrictions on December 13 after finding pests in several supplies, said that measures taken so far by China had not proven effective, Reuters reported.

The restrictions will be in place until China takes practical steps to meet Russian safety requirements, the regulator said on its website.

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