Armenia convenes emergency consultation in EEU after Russia bars freight trucks
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 29, ARMENPRESS. Armenia has convened an emergency consultation in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) after a growing number of commercial freight trucks carrying goods were banned from entering Russia, Minister of Economy of Armenia Vahan Kerobyan has said.
He said the emergency consultation will be held in the next two days.
Kerobyan, speaking to reporters, refused to label Russia’s move as politically motivated but said that the bans are “strange”.
Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor) earlier claimed that the Armenian goods that have been banned from entering the country did not meet the required sanitary standards.
“We are studying the materials published by Rosselkhoznadzor to understand to what extent the goods produced by our businesses do not meet the regulations applied in Russia,” Kerobyan said, adding that Armenian producers haven’t made any changes in their production.
“It is simply strange that 35 trucks get turned around in a whole year, and then just within two days another 35 trucks [get turned around], when no changes have been made in our regulations or the quality of products of the suppliers,” Kerobyan said.