The closing meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the specialists of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under the Government of India was held on May 31, 2018.
The Russian party was led by Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Julia Shvabauskene, the Indian party – by Head of the Directorate of Plant Protection and Quarantine of the above mentioned department Bommakanti Rajender. Head of the Federal State Enterprise “Republican Fumigation Group” Tagir Astemirov and a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation also attended the meeting.
In the course of the talks the parties discussed the Russian system of state quarantine phytosanitary surveillance as well as the results of the Indian colleagues’ visit to Russian pea and wheat exporting establishments, a grain elevator in Krasnodar Krai and a port in Novorossiysk.
The Indian colleagues noted the high level of phytosanitary safety assurance as regards Russian product export and informed that after having analyzed the entire information obtained the Indian competent authority would formally notify the Rosselkhoznadzor of the decision taken.
At the end of the meeting the Indian colleagues raised the issue of animal product supplies from India to Russia. The Russian party informed that it would consider the mentioned issue and provide a formal response.