|Russia approves import of fish and fish products from|
Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow, Russia says that the Russian Agriculture Ministry has granted approval to import fish and fish products to the Russia from Sri Lanka, and already some 14 Sri Lankan fish exporting companies had sought to export their products.
“The population of the Russian Federation is about 150 million and the Russian market with its rising purchasing power is quite sizeable. There is high demand for fish and fish products in Russia, particularly for exotic fish varieties and seafood. The 14 Sri Lankan companies which have been approved to export fish and fish products to Russia would be able to supply fish and fish products in the categories of Fresh or Chilled Fish, Frozen Fish, Fish Fillets and Other Fish Meat, and Dried or Salted Fish.
According to statistics of the Russian Federal Customs Service, in 2013 Russia imported 443,014 tons of fish and fish products of these categories to the value of US$ 1581 million. During January-September 2014, Russia imported 484,000 tons of fish and fish products falling under this category to the value of US$ 1422 million.” The Embassy says.