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Following Russia, Kazakhstan may also ban Uzbek greenhouse vegetables imports

The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan will check vegetables imported from Uzbekistan for the presence of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus or ToBRFV.

The press service of the ministry said that on November 26th, Russia introduced a ban on the import of tomatoes and peppers produced in the Fergana region of Uzbekistan, Kun.uz writes.

“Due to the detection of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus since November 26, 2020, the import of tomatoes and peppers produced in the Fergana region of Uzbekistan has been banned in Russia. Now, we are studying the analysis of the current situation on possible threats and risks for the greenhouse farms of the republic, based on the results of the analysis, an appropriate decision will be made,” the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan said.

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EastFruit previously reported that since November 26th, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor) has banned the import of tomatoes and peppers into Russia from the Fergana region.

According to the press service of the Rosselkhoznadzor, such a measure was taken in connection with the detection of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) in tomatoes and peppers from this region.

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