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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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Basic issues on preparation of the next commission meeting planned to be held in Moscow on September 15-16 were discussed at the meeting.  The participants also summarized implementation of agreements of the last commission meeting. It was mentioned that export of a range of products was mutually beneficial for Russia and Argentina.   Details

Jul 15, 2014

The EAPR Conference (European Association for Potato Research) took place in Brussels (Belgium) from the 6th to the 11th July, 2014. More than 400 researchers, laboratory experts in plant protection, potatoes producers from the RF, Europe, South and North America, Africa and Asia took part in it. The conference was arranged in cooperation with the quarantine services of Belgium and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO).  These are main issues discussed: seed potatoes production, protection of the seed potatoes from pests and diseases, storage and processing, selection, seed industry and etc.   Details

Jul 15, 2014

The meeting was held at the initiative of the Brazilian party. Neri Geller expressed commitment to solving issues arisen during importation of pork from Brazil into Russia. He emphasized concern due to temporary restrictions recently imposed by the Rosselkhoznadzor on pork imports from two large pig holdings whose products demonstrated ractopamine.  Details

Jul 15, 2014

New ASF outbreaks in domestic pigs kept in backyards were registered in Piedruja and Kalnieši parishes of Kraslava municipality and in Bērziņi parish of Dagda minucupality. The animals were destroyed; primary disinfection of farms was carried out. The epizootological investigation demonstrated that there was no link between new cases and previously reported outbreaks. Since June 26, when ASF was originally detected in the territory of Latvia, five outbreaks have been confirmed in domestic pigs and 22 in wild boar.


Jul 15, 2014

During the period from June 30 to July 3, 2014 the 10th Workshop (EPRW 2014) was held in Dublin, Ireland. The Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate “Federal Centre for Animal Health” was represented by Vasily Amelin, Tatyana Nikeshina and Dmitry Lavrukhin, members of the Laboratory for Chemical Analysis.   Details

Jul 14, 2014

Yesterday near Wiejky village of Gródek municipality, Białystok County in Podlaskie Voivodeship a wild boar died of African swine fever was found. The diagnosis was confirmed by the National reference laboratory. This is the eighth outbreak in the territory of the country. It confirms the Rosselkhoznadzor’s negative forecast concerning the further spread of the disease. 

Jul 11, 2014

Following the agreements achieved between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira from the 7th to the 9th of July, 2014, the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation paid an official visit to Finland with a purpose to audit the production system at the plant nurseries to control their products.   Details

Jul 11, 2014

The negotiations were held on the margins of the 60th meeting WTO SPS Committee in Geneva. The American party requested to cease maintaining the Register in some types of low risk products (finished products for dogs and cats, finished dairy products, etc.) due to Russia’s accession to the WTO and Decision 830 of the Customs Union Commission. In its turn the Russian party remarked that it was ready to conduct trade on mutual and equal conditions following standards of international law and requirements of international standards. Herewith it was underlined that the USA had not taken the opportunity to get to the Russian market provided by Decision 834 of the Customs Union Commission i.e. by the audit of the foreign surveillance system of the third country.   Details

Jul 11, 2014

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