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Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance is the federal organ of executive power, carrying out functions on control and supervision in the field of veterinary science. It establishes and lifts phytosanitary quarantine zones , it controls the use of pesticides and agrochemicals, it maintains soil fertility, it is responsible for selection achievements, protection, reproduction and use of objects of animal world (hunting resources) and aquatic biological resources, and it also carries out the functions on protecting the population from animal infectious deseases.

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance submits to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

The activity of Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance is guided by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, acts of President of the Russian Federation and Government of the Russian Federation, international agreements of the Russian Federation, normative legal acts of Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, and also by the present Act.

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance performs its functions directly and through the regional bodies cooperating with other federal executive authorities, with the executive organs of the Russian Federation subjects, local self-government institutions, public associations and other organizations.

Aug 10, 2012

Given that as of August 22, 2012, Russia will be a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and consequently, the amendments to the Customs Union’s (CU) legislation will enter into force, Rozzelkhoznadzor would like to propose temporary procedures for the period immediately following Russian accession. We request that these procedures be considered by the other WTO Members and their respective sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) authorities. Forward

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Four Moldavian plants seeking to export their products into Customs Union countries were inspected from 13 to 17 October 2014. At present the obtained information is being analyzed by experts.

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Oct 20, 2014

Today Yevgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, notified Bernard Van Goethem, Director of the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers, of introduction from 21 October 2014 of temporary restrictions for imports into Russia from European Union countries of some types of products for human consumption, namely bovine and porcine by-products, food fine and coarse meal from meat or meat by-products, bovine fat, porcine fat (including hog grease) and avian fat, due to multiple detections of banned and harmful substances in delivered into Russia from European Union countries by-products. 

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Oct 20, 2014

Cattle from the anthrax-affected farm was transported for slaughter from Slovakia to Poland and meat was sold through Dutch companies to 19 companies in the Netherlands and 26 companies in Belgium, Germany, Sweden, France, Portugal and Italy. The quarantine was introduced and a package of animal disease control measures was implemented on the farm in Prestov (Slovakia) where the disease outbreak occurred. There is no information on decontamination of the meat-processing plant in Poland. Efforts are made to detect dangerous products in trade turnover of countries which permitted imports of such products into their territories. The Rosselkhoznadzor carries out monitoring of the situation.

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Oct 20, 2014

Another meeting of the WTO Committee for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures was held on October 15 – 17 in Geneva. In the course of this event the countries have a possibility to express their concerns about sanitary protective measures taken by the third countries which are assumed by them as non-complying with international standards and recommendations, or to clarify their sanitary status or resolve the issues bilaterally. 

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Oct 16, 2014

Taking into account numerous violations of safety standards detected during laboratory monitoring of meat products exported from the European countries to Russia as well as cases of illegal import of pork from the European Union Yevgeny Nepoklonov proposed to Bernard Van Goethem, Director of Directorate G (Veterinary and International Issues) within DG SANCO to meet in Lithuania tomorrow, on October 17 to discuss the ways to resolve the arisen issues. In case Bernard van Goethem cannot come to Lithuania tele- or videoconference may be held.  

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Oct 16, 2014

Recently the Rosselkhoznadzor expressed its concern with product export increase from Ukraine as well as with doubtful origin of the products. (http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/11333.html?_language=en). These concerns confirm data provided by international experts on record import of apples from Moldova and Poland to Ukraine( http://www.fruit-inform.com/ ) – Ukraine procured 3 thousand tons apples in the external market in September this year, which 22 times exceeds the amount of apples procured during the same period last year. The leader of apple export to Ukraine was Moldova. It had a 56% share of import and more than 40% were imported from Poland.  

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Oct 16, 2014

On the results of inspection of meat processing plants conducted by the Rosselkhoznadzor on September 29 — October 10 establishments EST 102, Bangkla Pig Slaughterhouse and EST 111, BetagroSafetyMeatPacking, obtained the right for pork export to Russia. A Rosselkhoznadzor’s expert assigned to Thailand will control production and shipment of products intended for the Russian market for the purpose of provision of additional safety guarantees.  

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Oct 15, 2014

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