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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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Talks were held in Moscow on the initiative of the Thai Partner. The main topic of the dialogue was discussion of results following inspection of Thai plants seeking to export their products in the territory of the Customs Union. 

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Oct 29, 2014

The talks were held upon the initiative of the Russian party, who is concerned about lack of necessary measures taken by DG SANCO in order to prevent smuggled imports of controlled and quiarantineable products from EU into Russia. The following agrrement was reached: DG SANCO experts will examine data submitted by the Rosselkhoznadzor and they will propose actions for prevention of smuggled imports.

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Oct 29, 2014

Yevgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhonzadzor and Chief Veterinary Officer of Russia, addressed a letter to Vasily Pivovar, Chief Veterinarian of Belarus. In the letter Yevgeny Nepoklonov informed of the fact that tests of products manufactured by Bobruysk and Mogilev meat processing plants located in Mogilev Oblast of Belarus demonstrated African swine fever virus genome. This is a major violation of the veterinary and sanitary requirements of the Customs Union and Russia and it could facilitate further spread of African swine fever. In this respect the Rosselkhoznadzor requested the Veterinary Service of Belarus to investigate causes of African swine fever virus genome presence in the products of Bobruysk and Mogilev meat processing plants and to take measures for prevention of exportation of products non-compliant with the RF and CU requirements into Russia. 

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Oct 29, 2014

Sixteen new outbreaks caused by highly pathogenic avian influenza virus strain H5N1 were registered in eight Chinese provinces during the last three weeks. Except that, previously unregistered highly pathogenic strains H5N3 and H5N8 were detected. The Rosselkhoznadzor conducts monitoring of the situation.

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Oct 28, 2014

At the meeting in Moscow the Russian delegation was headed by Vladimir Menyakin, Head of the Department for Veterinary and Food Surveillance in Foreign Trade Operations and in Transport, and the Belorussian delegation was headed by Aleksandr Kutsko, Deputy Director of the Department for Veterinary and Food Surveillance of the Belorussian Ministry of Agriculture and Food. 

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Oct 28, 2014

In the Ubylinka road border crossing post the Rosselkhoznadzor Territorial Administration for Tver and Pskov Oblasts prohibited import of the consignment containing various fruits from the Netherlands. The consignment (total weight – 18 tons) contained fruits produced in different countries and was detained due to non-conformity of countries of origin indicated in the phytosanitary certificate issued by the Netherlands to the bar-code on the product package as well as due to evidence of partial replacement of labels.  

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Oct 27, 2014

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