The talks took place upon the initiative of the Indian party
in Moscow. First Secretary, Head of the
Commercial Department of the Embassy of India in the Russian Federation Mr.
Telang informed the Russian party about the changes in the National Government
composition and stressed that the new government machinery is targeted at the
strengthening of cooperation between the two countries including the areas of
veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance.
The main topic of the dialogue was the discussion of the
results of the inspection of Indian plants interested in export of their
products to Russia carried out in April, current year by the CU specialists. In
this context the Rosselkhoznadzor informed the Indian party about the
completion of the final inspection report. According to the results of the
inspection 6 plants retain the right to export animal products into the CU
member-countries provided all deficiencies detected by the Rosselkhoznadzor
specialists are removed. Besides it was decided to consider the issue related
to authorization of one shrimp processing and packing plant for the export into
the CU on condition that all deficiencies, detected by the Rosselkhoznadzor
specialists in the course of the inspection, are removed and all appropriate
documents are submitted to the Rosselkhoznadzor.
Due to non-compliance with the CU and RF animal health
requirements and standards it was decided to impose temporary restrictions on
export of products from Plant No. 184 M/S NAIK ICE & COLD STORAGE AT
M.D.NAIK INDUSTRIES (fish and fish products processing and packing). It is
reasonable to consider the issue related to the lifting of temporary
restrictions on export of fish products from the abovementioned plant only when
the Indian Veterinary Service provides the Rosselkhoznadzor with the
appropriate guarantees and documents concerning the removal of deficiencies
detected by the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists in the course of the inspection.
Besides, the temporary restrictions on export of products
into the CU from Plant No. 770 (shrimp processing and packing) imposed due to
E. coli detection in the consignment of frozen breaded shrimps under enhanced
laboratory control as well as to inefficient product traceability were
The Russian party also informed the Indian counterparts,
that within two months after the Indian party receives the preliminary report,
it may send its comments and clarifications.
The Russian party also expressed its concerns over the ASF
virus spread in the EU country. In this context it was noted that it is
necessary to focus on this issue within BRICS countries’ collaboration. The
Indian party expressed its interest and readiness to work in this area.
The parties also touched upon the current issues concerning
certification of egg powder exported from India to the CU territory.
The Rosselkhoznadzor also apprised the Indian party of the
Russian producers’ wish to export RTE animal products to India. In this context
the Russian party asked to provide it with the Indian animal health
requirements and a list of documents necessary to export the products into the
Indian territory from Russia.