A teleconference with Chile’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service and Agricultural and Livestock Service of Chilean Ministry of Agriculture took place on October, 16.
The negotiations were held as a result of the agreements achieved at the meeting of Co-Chairs of Russian-Chilean Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation Sergey Dankvert and Rodrigo Yanes.
The parties extensively discussed organizational details of the visit of the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation for conducting inspection of fish processing and pig-breeding establishments. The Russian authority stated that it will be useful to visit not only producing establishments, but farms where animals and aquacultural fish are raised as well as veterinary laboratories and cold storage facilities, where consignments ready for shipment to Russia are stored.
In the near future the Rosselkhoznadzor will send the questionnaire on the national control systems of manufacture and export of pig-breeding and fish products to the Chilean authorities.
The parties agreed to discuss the exact dates of the inspection and detailed program of the visit of the Russian delegation to Chile as soon as possible.
Another topic of the dialogue was system integration of electronic veterinary certification of livestock products. Russia and Chile carry out extensive work on transfer from paper-based certificates to electronic document management.