A spokesman for the ministry recalled that Russia opposed the current system of veterinary control in EU nations.
In particular, the thing is that certificates for importing products in the EU's nations are issued by EU veterinary experts whereas export certificates for the EU's nations are issued by the national veterinary service of the exporting country, Russia comes out against double standards and insists that a single veterinary certificate be introduced for both sides, Nepoklonov said.
Last March Moscow officially warned its EU partners about this and offered drafts of such a certificate. Besides, Russia announced the need for a relevant agreement between the EU's and the Russian veterinary commissions. However, the process has got stalled, said a spokesman for the Russian agriculture ministry.