According to a press statement by Floraholland, there has been no official communication on a possible boycott of the export of Dutch flowers to Russia. The Dutch and international media, however, have carried reports on a possible boycott.
"RosSelkhozNadsor can put a ban on flowers and plants from:
- Czech Republic
That is because phytosanitary services of these countries certify flowers grown in Netherlands and don't provide security of its delivery to Russia" - shares Interfax news agency on Saturday, July 25th.
A source at RosSelkhozNadsor has shared to Interfax that they [RSN] have analyzed flower supply from the Netherlands and have detected violation of quarantine norms in 606 cases throughout the year. Half of the cases refer to the products grown in Holland.
As the source shares to the news agency, RSN is preparing to send a letter to the competent bodies of 6 countries mentioned above stating that RSN will ban flower import if these countries will continue to certify flowers from the Netherlands. Main reason: these countries do not provide security of exported flowers while giving them certificates.
"If they (mentioned EU countries) will not take that into account, RSN will have enough reasons to put a ban, which will be active even if the product embargo will be cancelled"-shares the Interfax source at RSN.
The latest comment of last week was made by Deputy Prime-Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, on Friday, June 24th: "We are continuing to analyze all the received documents and weighting all pros and cons concerning the introduction" (of import restriction of flowers from Holland) - states RIA Novosti news agency.