Russia will extend the list of permitted Moldovan wine importers and open a new customs checkpoint on its border, Gennady Onischenko, head of the Federal Supervision Agency for Customer Protection and Human Welfare, said on Thursday.
"After a thorough review of the situation with Moldovan wine supplies to the Russian market, considering the trend, it was decided to expand the number of suppliers and to open an additional checkpoint in the north-west for imports of the product," Onishchenko told RIA Novosti.
Russia, which previously imported 80 percent of all wine produced in Moldova, embargoed wine deliveries in March 2006. In 2007, over 40 Moldovan wine producing enterprises passed safety checks and supplies were resumed.
In April 2010, the Federal Service for Consumer Rights and Human Welfare Protection banned 47,000 liters of wine for safety reasons. Onishchenko said that Moldovan wine was only fit for painting fences.
MOSCOW, September 23 (RIA Novosti)