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Rosselkhoznadzor Took Part in Meeting of Joint Russia-Malaysia Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical and Cultural Cooperation

First meeting of the Joint Russia-Malaysia Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical and Cultural Cooperation chaired by Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov and Minister of Economic Affairs of Malaysia Mohamed Azmin Ali took place on October 2 in Moscow.

Adviser to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Vasily Lavrovsky took part in the event.

In the course of the meeting, the parties discussed vital issues of trade and economic cooperation of Russia and Malaysia and mainstreaming of joint projects in commerce, agriculture, power industry, transportation, communications, IT technologies, education and tourism.

Taking into account a high level of industrial development of Malaysia the parties defined the following priorities in their cooperation: aerospace industry, IT technologies, machine industry and chemical industry. Cooperation in cybersecurity, IT-based production and government control were also touched upon and in this regard the Rosselkhoznadzor could share its experience in creation and operation of information systems to prevent animal disease spread and trace movements of regulated goods.

The Russian party stressed that success in food trade will depend on the relationships between Russian and Malaysian veterinary and phytosanitary services and informed that it was ready to propose a wide range of agricultural products to Malaysian consumers, that is primarily wheat, beef, pork, poultry, diary products and sea products.

Mohamed Azmin Ali proposed to increase exports of fish and sea products, as well as certified halal products to Russia.

The Commission meeting resulted in a signed protocol, which envisages, among other things, the enhanced interactions between the Rosselkhoznadzor and Malaysian surveillance authorities aimed at the provision of market access for poultry from accredited Russian establishments, certification of edible fish products, and harmonization of export certificates for beef, poultry and dairy products, including halal certificate. The Malaysian party will provide updated national requirements for safety of imported fish, honey and apiculture products, pork and pig products and poultry RTE products.

In its turn, the Russian party will provide its decision related to the procedure of fish processing establishment inspection and accreditation, interested in export of their products to Russia upon the request of Malaysian surveillance authorities.

 

Oct 4, 2019

Categorys: Events