13-14, 2017 the 2nd meeting of the Russian-Iranian Veterinary and
Phytosanitary Working group in which the representatives of Rosselkhoznadzor
and Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO) took part.
meeting the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Veterinary Organization of the Islamic
Republic of Iran harmonized and signed protocols on terms of supply of chilled
beef and lamb from the Russian Federation to the Islamic Republic of Islam,
thus completing painstaking work which lasted several years. The stated
requirements, as well as the translated into Russian materials will be
published on the official site of the Rosselkhoznadzor.
to that the protocol on terms of frozen poultry meat supplies from Russia to
Iran was harmonized and in the near future it will be signed by the Iranian
side and forwarded to the Rosselkhoznadzor in order to be signed by the Russian
side. In fact, these actions indicate that the Iranian market will soon be
opened for Russian poultry meat.
course of negotiations the Iranian side provided the Russian side with several
veterinary regulatory documents regulating supplies of Russian products to Iran
and veterinary health requirements for import of skin materials (hides) from
Russia to Iran that will be later translated into Russian and published on the
official site of the Rosselkhoznadzor.
the Iranian side proposed to the Rosselkhoznadzor to study the information about
systems of electronic certification of regulated products applied in Iran. The
Rosselkhoznadzor welcomed this approach and in its turn proposed to the Iranian
party to familiarize themselves with the Russian systems of electronic
Iranian side informed that fish and sea products can be supplied to Iran from
Russian establishments and ships controlled by the national veterinary service
of the Russian Federation. The Russian side thanked their counterparts for this
decision and promised in the near future to send a list of these establishments
so that later it will be published on the official site of the Iranian
side expressed interest in exports of animal feeds of plant origin to Iran and
requested to provide health requirements for import of the said products to
meeting the parties also discussed technical issues of Russian meat exports to
also agreed on the need to reconsider the sealing procedure of Russian meat
product consignments conducted by the IVO representative and his continued
presence in Russian establishments while loading and shipping of the said
side in its turn addressed with a request to speed up the process of
authorization of Iranian establishments for export of dairy and fish products
to the Russian market.
Rosselkhoznadzor assured their counterparts that the decision regarding this
issue will be taken in the shortest time possible.
At the end
of the meeting the sides agreed to further develop scientific cooperation in
the field of animal disease control with the involvement of the country’s
related scientific institutions.