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Rosselkhoznadzor Meeting with Representatives of Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of Republic of Korea and Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Republic of Korea

On September 2-3, 2017 within the framework of expert consultations for the 16th meeting of the Russian-Korean Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation and the 4th meeting of the Russian-Korean Committee for Agriculture, the Rosselkhoznadzor held a meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea and Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea.

In the course of negotiations the parties discussed issues of access of regulated products of animal origin to the Korean market from the Russian Federation. During the meeting the Rosselkhoznadzor handed over to the Korean party a questionnaire with answers for completing the procedure of risk analysis for poultry meat imported to the territory of the Republic of Korea from the Russian Federation.

The Korean party assured the Russian side that it will present its comments on the concerned questionnaire. However, in order to allow access of Russian poultry products, the Korean party shall have to recognize the highly pathogenic avian influenza –free status of the Russian Federation.

The Korean party also reported that in order to provide access of Russian beef and pork to the Korean market the Russian party shall have to address again to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea with a request to start the procedure on access of the said products due to unfavourable epidemic situation on African swine fever and FMD outbreak previously eliminated in the Vladimir Oblast. The Rosselkhoznadzor assured that it will forward relevant appeals to the Korean party in the near future.

At the same time the Rosselkhoznadzor addressed to the Korean party with a request to take into account the principles of regionalization and compartmentalization when considering possibility of animal product exports, as well as invited the Korean specialists to visit Russia in order to get an insight into implementation of these principles.

Besides, the Russian party addressed to the Korean party with a request to allow exports of finished meat products from Russia to Korea, taking into account the fact that these products refer to animal disease low-risk commodities. The Korean party reported that this issue is in the competence of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of the Republic of Korea and it can be solved after the official appeal to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Relations of the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of the Republic of Korea. The Rosselkhoznadzor reported that in the near future it will forward the abovementioned request.

The Rosselkhoznadzor also handed over to the Korean party the draft health certificate for export of fish and sea products from the Russian Federation to the Republic of Korea and/or the EU after temporary storage in the territory of the Republic of Korea with amendmends of the Russian party.

The both sides agreed that the customs clearance procedure in compliance with the concerned certificate shall be completed by January 1, 2018.

 

Sep 7, 2017

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