The quality of meat and meat products from Serbia did not cause the temporary ban on their export to Rusia, but the new regulations, Serbia's Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic said, Sunday, adding that the meat is absolutely safe for consumption.
"The Russians have some regulations dating back to the '80s, but they also have some new ones which must be respected if you wish to export to that country," Nedimovic told Prva TV.
According to him, these are administrative conditions which every country has and that Serbian companies which are temporarily banned from exporting products to Russia must adapt to the new standards.
He added that some regulations changed a few months ago and that some a year ago so that now they are implementing them.
The Minister noted that EU, Russian, Chinese and Turkish export rules all differ from each other.
When asked about the import control in Serbia, he said that the State authorities are always controlling imports at the border.