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Friday, 31.07.2015, 16:17
The Veterinary Supervision Authority of Kazakhstan has decided to introduce temporary restrictions on the import of Estonian and Latvian fish products, including canned fish, following the lead of Russia, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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The Russian food safety supervising authority "Rosselkhoznadzor" could ban import of flowers and other plant products from several European Union (EU) member states, including Latvia, according to a source at "Rosselkhoznadzor", cites INTERFAX/LETA.
As of August 1, several Latvian fish canneries are banned from exporting their produce to Russia. The ban applies to the following Latvian companies – Ventspils zivju konservu kombinats, GAMMA-A, Sabiedriba IMS, UNDA, and Saldus galas kombinats, according to an announcement by the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing ("Rospotrebnadzor"), cites LETA/TASS.
This week, representatives of China's Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) are paying a visit to Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.
On 22 July 2015, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with representatives the fish processing industry to discuss the current situation in this sector and opportunities for entering new markets, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
Another nineteen Latvian fish processing companies now have the opportunity to export their products to China, as the Food and Veterinary Service's representative Agita Klapare told LETA.
The turnover of the Jekabpils multi-branch company Osukalns increased by 41% in 2014, reaching EUR 28.72 million, as compared with EUR 20.37 million in the 2013, reports LETA, according to Firmas.lv information.
Textile producer Lauma Fabrics achieved EUR 38.32 million in turnover in 2014, which was 3% less when compared to the previous year, reports LETA, according to Firmas.lv.
A meeting between new Ambassador of Iraq to Lithuania, Asaad Sultan Hachim Abu Galal, and representatives of Lithuanian meat processors interested in export opportunities to Iraq was organised at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 20th, 2015, informs LETA.
The joint-stock egg and egg products producer Balticovo has started exporting eggs to the United States, penetrating this market following the recent bird flu outbreak in the country. Exports to U.S. will make up no more than 20% of the total produce, the company's CEO Andris Platais informed LETA.
Latvia could increase its fish export to Ukraine, while Ukraine is being invited to consider working out a less encumbered procedure for import of this product. The above was recommended at a meeting of Ukrainian Ambassador Yevgen Perebyinis and Latvian Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens/Farmers), reports LETA.
The Latvian fish processing company Piejura, which is based in the western coastal village of Nica, has launched exports to China in July 2015, the company informed LETA.
The Estonian government received on Thursday an overview of the concept of forming a Global Estonia network, the goal of developing which is to boost exports and bring investment to Estonia, together with the wider exchange of information and communication of state messages, informs LETA.
On July 16th, Lithuania's State Food and Veterinary Service (VMVT) received official notices from Morocco and Tunisia on the reconciliation of export permits regarding Lithuanian beef and cattle, reports LETA/ELTA.
Dairy industry Valio Eesti's turnover grew by 2.5% in 2014, and exceeded 92.5 million euros by the end of the year; the company's net profit last year amounted to nearly 3.3 million, LETA/Delfi reports.