According to an official press release of Russia's Federal Customs Service, inspectors of Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) and the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) together with customs workers collected more than 1,000 tonnes of contraband.
A proposal, which asks that imported food products be thoroughly inspected by increasing control at the boarder and retail outlets, has already been sent to the Russian government to Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, who supervises the agricultural sector.
Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic was in Moscow to attend the talks with Russia's Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev. Serbia is prepared to make its accession to the European Union. However an agreement for its accession is contingent on Serbia ending its trade agreement with Russia, Medvedev said.