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Russia Customs bars US tea import in country

Russia Customs bars US tea import in country

 MOSCOW: The Russia Customs has refused to allow approximately a ton of German and U.S. tea into the country on violation of Moscow’s ban on Western food imports.

Sources said the firm that was supposed to receive the cargo confirmed that the tea originated from the US but it was included in shipment in error and would be “urgently” sent back.

It is important to mention that incident followed the seizure of German herbal tea in Novosibirsk that contained slices of dried apples, pineapple, currants and rose hips, according to a statement posted Friday on the regional customs service website.

In August, Moscow banned imports of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy from the EU, the U.S., Norway, Canada and Australia in response to Western sanctions against Russia over its policy on Ukraine.