The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation visited the Republic of
Azerbaijan on December 18-21 to inspect tomato production and storage sites.
In the framework of the technical consultations with the management
of the NPPO of the Republic of Azerbaijan the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation was
familiarized with the system of phytosanitary certification of consignments
intended for export to the Russian Federation.
The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation drew attention of the
Azerbaijani colleagues to prevention of exporting plant products of high
phytosanitary risk to the Russian Federation.
During the talks the parties mentioned the importance of
cooperation and information exchange between the authorities.
The Russian Federation visited 14 largest tomato
greenhouses. Specific attention was paid to OOO “Bina Agro” establishment that
applies modern production technologies and is equipped with up-to-date utility systems.
The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation mentioned the importance of
meeting requirements of the Russian phytosanitary Law and of the retaliatory
measures introduced by the RF Governments for plant product export.
The NPPO management of the Republic of Azerbaijan assured
the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives in its intention and the intention of the
Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan to rigorously comply with the RF
requirements as far as Azerbaijan plant product export is concerned.
The Rosselkhoznadzor expresses gratitude to the Azerbaijani colleagues
for the constructive dialogue and arrangement of the meeting.