Dec 25, 2017

Russia to end Ceylon Tea ban on Dec. 30!

Russia today (25) decided to suspend the ban imposed on Ceylon Tea from Dec. 30 onwards, Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia - Dr. Saman Weerasinghe said, speaking to 'Sri Lanka Mirror'.

The decision has been taken after this morning's discussions between Russian authorities and the visiting Sri Lankan delegation.

Russia suspended tea imports from Sri Lanka saying it had detected an agricultural pest - the khapra beetle, from a consignment of tea shipped from the island.

The visiting Sri Lankan delegation had assured that such incident would not take place again.

Russia is a key buyer of Ceylon Tea, with a market percentage of 25 pc.

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