On June 7, 2016 the Rosselkhoznadzor representative
participated in the meeting between Alexander Tkachev, RF Minister of
Agriculture and Uri Ariel, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Israel. During the meeting the parties signed a Letter of Intent on cooperation
in the field of dairy production (priority sector), water recourses and advance
irrigation technologies, agro-logistics, harvesting technologies, logistics and
storing as well as green house technologies.
For the purpose of specifying joint work conditions the
parties will prepare a “road map” on facilitation of adaptation and
implementation of Israeli technologies in Russian agro-industrial complex ,
cooperation between veterinary and phytosanitary services, cooperation in the
field of agrarian science and education, exchange in technologies in the field
of agriculture for the XII Meeting of the Mixed Russian-Israeli Commission on
Trade and Economic Cooperation which will be held in Jerusalem, in October.
The heads of agrarian authorities agreed that there are no
phytosanitary barriers in mutual trade in safe plant products in the present
time and current customs tariff restrictions shall be lifted as the free trade
zone between the EEU and Israel is being established.
U. Ariel confirmed its interest in development of bilateral
trade in agricultural products between Israel and Russia and mentioned that
Russian bean cultures, in particular, chick-pea, table eggs, beef and mutton
could be in demand on the Israeli market.
The Israeli Minister was informed on the work done to study
import requirements for animal product export to Israel as well as about
harmonization of veterinary certificate for ready-to-eat dairy products
intended for export from Israel to the EEU countries with Competent Authorities
from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kirgizia.
In conclusion A.N. Tkachev and U. Ariel agreed to continue
joint work during the forthcoming Intergovernmental Commission and confirmed
their readiness to take advantage of the high level of international relations
aimed at development of trade and economic links.