Foreign petfood suppliers are forced to scrap their exports to Russia due to not being able to receive a license from Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance to import the goods, according to an article on www.newsfromrussia.com .
The FSVPS began to decline licenses to many suppliers claiming that enterprises must be included on a special register of the department.
Imports make over 70% of the petfood goods in Russia's US$1 billion market. Germany, Britain, France, China and the USA are included in the top five of the largest exporters of petfood to Russia.
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