December 25, 2017 / 11:36 AM / a year ago

Russian watchdog to resume tea imports from Sri Lanka: RIA

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

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.

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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