RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Russia has lifted restrictions on tobacco leaf imports from Brazil, imposed in the middle of the month due to the presence of the humpback fly in supplies, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported today.
According to a statement from the regulator, this decision was made following a report from the National Plant Protection Organization of Brazil on adopting "comprehensive phytosanitary measures" for the resumption of tobacco leaf supplies to Russia.
On July 19, Rosselkhoznadzor banned tobacco leaf imports from India, South Africa, Brazil, Tanzania, and Malawi after detecting humphead flies in the . . .