Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Accuses fish importers of market sharing

Norwegian salmon and trout to the Russian market is big business, but the suppliers are few. Federal Antimonopoly Service initiates case.

The case is based on suspicion of violating the federal law on market sharing cartel. Legal action started after the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) made inspections at the three companies “Russkaya Rybnaya Kompaniya,” “Atlant-Pasifik” and “Severnaya Kompaniya.”

The press service of FAS says to FishNews that these three companies allegedly implemented an anti-competitive agreement and entered a strategic agreement to distribute the Norwegian fish producers among themselves.

Director Jan Eirik Johnsen at the Moscow office of the Norwegian Seafood Council was not aware of the accusations before FAS initiated the case.

“Agreements Norwegian companies have with their customers in the different markets, including Russia, is something we have no knowledge about and therefor can’t comment on,” says Jan Eirik Johnsen to BarentsObserver.

Johnsen says, however, that there have been challenges related to exports of salmon and trout from Norway to Russia since 2006.

“The situation today is such that a number of Norwegian exporters who wants to export to Russia have long waited to be inspected by Rosselkhoznadzor to get export license. Also, companies that have been shown the door have been waiting for a long time to obtain new license to export to Russia,” says Jan Eirik Johnsen.

Rosselkhoznadzor is Russia’s Federal veterinary service.

The Norwegian Seafood Council hopes Russia’s membership in WTO will trigger more transparency and predictability for the trade of seafood between Norway and Russia.

The import of Norwegian salmon to Russia increased by 60 percent to 112,000 tons during the first nine months this year, reports B-port with reference to Interfax.

Related news

Latest news

SMART SYSTEM USES POST OFFICE VEHICLES TO ANALYZE ROADS.

During the spring thaw period in Sweden, many small roads are closed to traffic despite the fact that they are fit for use. The BiFi research project has analysed the roads’ bearing capacity in real time using Internet-con...

Children with poor vitamin B12 status early in life struggle more with tasks, recognition and interpreting feelings

Small children with low levels of vitamin B12 had more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognize letters and interpret other children’s feelings.

BP Awards Schlumberger Contract for Mad Dog 2 Project

Export Conference 2017: A changing world

Register for this year’s most important conference for Norwegian exporters. We can promise you an interesting and inspirational day!

Meet Elkem Silicon Materials at the Ceramics Expo 2017

Elkem Silicon Metrials invites to meet their team at the Ceramics Expo 2017. This is North America’s largest, free-to-attend exhibition for Ceramic manufacturing and applications.

Event - TechnipFMC at Gastech April 4

Most ship owners are now looking very closely at the benefits that digitalization can bring in operational gains.

Deepocean Awarded Surf Contract from BP for the Foinaven Field

DeepOcean today announced that it had received a call-off under its new Master Service Agreement (MSA) with BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd.

Parquet Floor - a Furniture in itself

Read how a Nordic style, maintenance free new floor is a furniture all in itself.