December 25, 2017 / 11:36 AM / 9 months ago

Russian watchdog to resume tea imports from Sri Lanka: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s agriculture safety watchdog will resume imports of tea from Sri Lanka, RIA news agency cited its head Sergey Dankvert as saying on Monday.

A worker uses a spoon to test the taste of tea in a tea room at a tea factory in Colombo February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Russia placed temporary restrictions on imports of tea and all other agricultural products from Sri Lanka from Dec. 18 after a beetle was found in a tea consignment.

The imports will resume on Dec. 30, RIA said.

Writing by Polina Ivanova

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