Rosselkhoznadzor - Events http://www.fsvps.ru Rosselkhoznadzor - Events en Rosselkhoznadzor 2007 - 2009 webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) Rosselkhoznadzor Visit to Republic of Cuba and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as Part of RF Ministry of Agriculture Delegation http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26141.html?_language=en In the period from April 9 till April 14, 2018 the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI «Grain Quality Assessment Centre» visited Cuba and Venezuela as part of the Ministry of Agriculture delegation led by Advisor to the Minister Sergey Beletsky.

Within the framework of the visit to Cuba the members of the delegation held several meetings with the representatives of the Cuban side. In particular, the Prodintorg representatives held talks with the management of the state-owned company Alimport being the official importer of products to Cuba in order to harmonize the terms of the contract for the supply of wheat from the Russian Federation. Several meetings were also held on the issues of plant quarantine and grain quality and safety. In particular, a meeting with the representative of the Plant Quarantine Authority of the Republic of Cuba Ms. Maria Figueroa was held in the course of which the Cuban party made the Russian party familiar with the system of quarantine phytosanitary control, as well as of grain quality and safety control. The Cuban party was provided with the phytosanitary quarantine requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union. Besides, a meeting with a representative of the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology was held, as a result of which the Cuban requirements for the quality and the safety of imported products were obtained, besides, a model international quality certificate and a test report were submitted for harmonization.

Within the framework of its visit to Venezuela the Russian delegation held meetings with a wide range of the representatives of the Venezuelan government, led by Ms. Tibisay León being the Deputy Minister for the Agricultural Production of the Ministry of Agriculture of Venezuela as well as the President of the National Institute of Agricultural Health (INSAI). The Russian party submitted a model international quality certificate and a test report for harmonization, as well as the quarantine phytosanitary requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union to the Venezuelan colleagues, familiarized itself with the system of quarantine phytosanitary control at the Venezuelan border crossing points and with the grain quality and safety control system. The Rosselkhoznadzor representatives requested phytosanitary requirements and grain quality and safety requirements. In the course of the visit the Venezuelan side accepted the invitation of the Russian side to visit the Russian Federation in order to get familiar with the Russian grain quality assurance system.

The representatives of Prodintorg and the FGBI “Grain Quality Assessment Centre” went to Cabello Port being one of the major ports of Venezuela to familiarize themselves with the operation of the port as well as with the sampling procedure for imported products. In the meantime, the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Rosselkhoznadzor visited the Comprehensive Project for Agricultural Socialist Development “Río Tiznados” in the state of Guárico.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26141.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert Held Working Meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Ecuador Julio Prado Espinosa http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26140.html?_language=en A meeting between Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Chairman of the Russian part of the Russian-Ecuadorean Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation Sergey Dankvert and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ecuador Julio Prado Espinosa took place in Moscow on April 18. The representatives of the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture participated in the talks from the Russian side.

During the meeting a draft agenda of the 5th meeting of the Russian-Ecuadorean Intergovernmental Commission which will be held in Moscow in the period from May 14 till May 15 was discussed. Current issues of cooperation will be traditionally discussed within four task groups, namely the group for economic cooperation, the group for strategic sector cooperation, the group for cooperation in agriculture and the group for science, technology and research cooperation.

The Russian party informed that the preparation for the meeting was in its active stage and submitted a draft agenda of the event, developed by the ministries concerned. In particular, it is planned to discuss a wide range of issues concerning the qualitative improvement of commodity turnover between Russia and Ecuador, the launch of new projects and the completion of current projects in various fields. One of the most important areas of cooperation is the construction of an electric power station in Ecuador, the completion of which will serve as an important signal for the promotion of other energy projects including those with the investment component in gas sector.

In addition, initiatives in the field of science, education, pharmaceuticals and medicine will be discussed during the meeting. In this context, the focus will be set on the arrangement of supplies of Russian drugs for human disease prevention and treatment and veterinary drugs to Ecuador, as well as on sharing experience among the scientists of the two countries. This refers to the usefulness of the working visits of Ecuadorean specialists in the field of veterinary medicine and plant quarantine to the scientific research institutes subordinated to the Rosselkhoznadzor, namely to the FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” and the FGBI “All-Russian Centre for Plant Quarantine”. Julio Prado Espinosa emphasized the importance of strengthening the contractual legal framework of the Russian-Ecuadorean relations. In particular, in December 2017 an agreement on cooperation facilitating the establishment of effective commercial links was signed between the National Committee for the Assistance to the Economic Cooperation with Latin American countries (CN CEPLA) and the Ecuadorean-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A number of forward-looking documents will also be signed in the course of the forthcoming meeting.

The mutual food product deliveries will be discussed at the meeting as a separate set of issues. The productive cooperation between Russia and Ecuador in this area is traditionally being developed, however, there remain prospects for the development of trade in the most diverse types of animal and plant products.

Finally, the parties agreed that the work of the Russian-Ecuadorean Intergovernmental Commission provided the development of mutual political and commercial relations with a special dynamics and expressed their hope for the successful holding of the forthcoming meeting.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26140.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Fifth Meeting of Target Group of OIE Regional Commission for the European Region Held at FGBI "VGNKI" http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26133.html?_language=en On April 17-18, 2018 in Moscow, on the basis of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “All-Russian State Center for Quality and Standardization of Veterinary Drugs and Feed" (FGBI "VGNKI ") and with the support of the OIE Regional Office in Moscow, the Fifth Meeting of the Target Group of the OIE Regional Commission for European Region was held. The delegation that took part in the meeting included representatives of Russia, Belarus, Germany, Austria, Serbia, Georgia, Belgium, Britain, Switzerland, Kazakhstan and Latvia.

On the sidelines of the event the importance of developing a consolidated position of the countries of the European region on animal welfare through knowledge sharing, increasing the level of communication, as well as fruitful and continuous cooperation between veterinary services was discussed.

During the meeting, issues related to updating the information on the new OIE regional website, designed to accumulate information on national legislation in the welfare of animals in the European region, were considered. The participants also discussed organization of trainings and seminars on the application of animal welfare principles during long-distance transportation of animals by sea and land as stated in the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code. Four online trainings have already been organized on this matter, specialists from 8 countries have been trained. Increased attention was paid to coordinating the positions of countries on draft provisions and standards of the OIE Terrestrial and Aquatic Animal Health Codes that will be proposed for adoption at the OIE General Session in May this year.

A separate topic of the dialogue was control of African swine fever and other transboundary animal diseases that is relevant for many countries in the European region. Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Nepoklonov stressed the importance of the countries’ openness, the use of equivalent measures for protection from biological threats and the continuous attention of the state veterinary services to issues related to animal health and the maintenance of epizootic well-being. In this context Head of the OIE Regional Representation in Moscow Kazimiras Lukauskas drew the attention of the OIE experts to high importance of strict border veterinary control, including the suppression of attempts to illegally transport food products not only in consignments, but also in luggage and hand luggage of travelers.

At the meeting aspects of controlling the population of stray dogs with regard to rabies, which annually kills about 60,000 people in developing countries, were discussed. An equally important topic was brucellosis control in animals. On the last issue, the Russian side provided a presentation on methods for disease detection, prevention tools and current documents regulating the procedure for anti-brucellosis measures in Russia, and a number of initiatives that would allow a more effective control of brucellosis spread.

The Russian side also focused on the global problem of the stability of antimicrobials. It was noted that the Strategy for the Prevention of the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance for the period until 2030 was developed in Russia, which presupposes the improvement of preventive measures for the spread of resistant pathogens, raising public awareness of the proper use of antimicrobial drugs and regulating their use, as well as introduction of systemic monitoring of the situation, and development of new classes of substances for the treatment of humans and animals.

Russia plans to adopt measures on antibiotic resistance reduction in close cooperation with the international community, taking into account the recommendations of international organizations such as the WHO and the OIE.

A special role in the implementation of this Strategy and the National Implementation Plan is assigned to the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI "VGNKI" which implements the program for monitoring the antibiotic resistance of zoonotic bacteria and establishes cooperation with the Smolensk Research Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy to work on the "Antibiotic Resistance Map" database.

During the discussion of this issue Director of the FGBI “VGNKI” Vyacheslav Nikulin stressed that an important aspect in addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance would be the introduction of veterinary drugs prescription release in drugstores and informed about imminent creation of a system for issuing electronic prescriptions in the veterinary field in Russia with the aim of analyzing the risk in this direction and ensuring traceability.

In conclusion, the meeting of the Fifth Meeting of the Target Group of the OIE Regional Commission in the European region was held to discuss potential candidates for the Council of the organization. The delegates concluded that the present structure of the council could be fully retained due to sufficient experience and all the necessary qualifications of the members. 


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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26133.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Working Meeting with Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26088.html?_language=en On April 16 a meeting between Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov and Deputy Director of the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office Thomas Jemmi took place in Moscow. The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation represented by Director of the Department of Veterinary Medicine Maria Novikova and the Embassy of Switzerland in Moscow also took part in the talks.

Thomas Jemmi thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor for the opportunity to discuss the topical issues of cooperation and animal product trade within the framework of his visit to Moscow aimed at participation in the 5th meeting of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe Task Force. The event will be held in the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “VGNKI” in the period from April 17 till April 18. The parties addressed the subject of extending the list of the Swiss meat and dairy product establishments having access to the Russian market. In particular, Konstantin Savenkov explained that after the previously requested information necessary to resolve the issue had been received and analyzed, the possible inspection of Swiss establishments would be considered.

Thomas Jemmi noted that at present the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office was performing the comparative analysis of the legal frameworks and the veterinary control systems of Russia and Switzerland which would contribute to the effective trade between the countries.

Electronic veterinary certification became one of the topics for the dialogue. Thomas Jemmi reported that Switzerland had started the development of its own information veterinary system and expressed readiness to start its integration with the Russian FGIS “Mercury” after its launch.

The Rosselkhoznadzor drew the attention of the Swiss party to the success of interaction between Russia and many countries, in particular China, New Zealand, Chile and Netherlands, with respect to the practical use of electronic means of certification. A unique project to integrate the FGIS “Mercury” and the European TRACES system is currently in progress. The cooperation of the countries in this regard makes it possible to significantly reduce mutual trade risks and establish a more liberal procedure for the control of entering consignments.

Several issues within the competence of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation concerning animal disease situation in Russia, legal framework and initiatives with regard to contagious disease prevention and containment as well as assurance of ethical treatment of animals and, as a consequence, animal welfare were also discussed in the course of the meeting. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26088.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Participated in International Exhibition VIETNAMEXPO 2018 http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26015.html?_language=en In the period from April 11 till April 14, 2018 the 28th International Multibranch Exhibition VIETNAMEXPO 2018 is held in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The event is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the trade missions of the Southeast Asian countries. More than 300 exponents and over 10,000 trade representatives and delegates take part in the exhibition. Within the framework of the exhibition the products produced by the leading Russian manufacturers operating on the Vietnamese market are presented at the Russian booth for their promotion for export.

The Russian delegation that includes the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor participates in VIETNAMEXPO for the first time ever. The delegation of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance is led by Advisor to the Head Alexey Alexeyenko. The employees of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” attended the event as well.

Exhibition activities include forums and plenary sessions on discussion of key issues concerning the strategic development of the Russian-Vietnamese partnership in the trade and economic field. The employees of the Centre take an active part in them. The participants of the event took particular interest in the training workshop “Special aspects of assessment of the Russian export products for their compliance on the Vietnamese market” organized by Russian Export Centre JSC and held on April 12.

Within the framework of the workshop Advisor to the Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Alexey Alexeyenko presented a report on the role of the Rosselkhoznadzor in ensuring the safety of food imports and exports.

In the course of numerous forums the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation participated in the discussion of the crucial issues of management in the field of agriculture, food product safety assurance, as well as support measures for Russian exporters.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26015.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Working Meeting with Representatives of Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25993.html?_language=en

On April 10-11, 2018 in Grange (Republic of Ireland) the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor held a working meeting with the representatives of the Directorate on Health and Food Audits and Analysis of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission (DG SANTE), led by Director - Ms. Paola Colombo.

In accordance with the request of the Russian side, the Directorate’s draft report was discussed, following the audit which was held in the Russian Federation from 9 to 20 October 2017 in order to assess the control of residual substances and pollutants in live animals and products of animal origin, including monitoring the use of veterinary medicinal products. In addition, at the meeting a report on the implementation of the Food Safety and Quality Monitoring Plan implemented in the Russian Federation in 2017 and the Monitoring Plan for 2018 were considered.

With a view to resolving the issue as soon as possible and eliminating the discrepancies in the report, the parties dwelled in detail on each of the five recommendations of the report and outlined the concrete steps necessary for the successful implementation of the action plan by the Russian Federation.

Also during the discussion, the representatives of the Directorate noted some progress related to the measures already taken by the Russian Federation to eliminate the discrepancies identified during the audit and recognized the Quality and Safety Monitoring Plan as sufficient.

However, the representatives of the Directorate pointed out that there remains a need for additional actions by the Rosselkhoznadzor aimed at collecting documentary evidence on the effective implementation of the measures taken to eliminate each incompliances noted in the audit report.

In this regard, the parties agreed that within 4 weeks the Rosselkhoznadzor will prepare and forward to the Directorate an updated action plan with implementation deadlines for each of the Directorate's recommendations.

In conclusion, the parties noted the importance of the face-to-face format of the meeting, which contributes to a better understanding of the point of view of each party, which, ultimately, will allow the completion of the final version of the report.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25993.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Delegation Participated in Russian Business Mission in Vietnam http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25960.html?_language=en On April 10, 2018 the Russian Business Mission was presented in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Russian Export Centre (REC) and the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam support the organization and the running of the events. More than 30 Russian production establishments and commercial companies interested in the implementation of the strategy for entry into a new export market and promotion of their products in the country participate in the Business Mission.

The delegation of the Rosselkhoznadzor led by Assistant to the Head Alexey Alexeyenko takes an active part in the Business Mission of the Russian Export Centre. In the course of the event the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” presented the results of its scientific research in the veterinary field (veterinary vaccines and diagnostica) for the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. During the talks the delegation of the Rosselkhoznadzor discussed the issues of management in the field of agriculture, food product safety assurance, the modern forms of farm organization and animal disease freedom of the region, the issues of marketing and financing of agricultural establishments.

The forum held in Ho Chi Minh City within the framework of the Russian Business Mission provided an opportunity to obtain information on the latest technological achievements and trends in the development of the economy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25960.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Negotiations between Rosselkhoznadzor and State Service for Food Safety of Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Armenia http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25935.html?_language=en Upon the Rosselkhoznadzor initiative teleconference negotiations with Yeghishe Margaryan, Deputy Head of the State Service for Food Safety of the Ministry of Agriculture of RA were held on April 6, 2018. The Russian party expressed concern of the fact that currently there is a supportive environment in the RA for supply of the tomatoes of the Turkish origin under the disguise of the tomatoes grown in the Republic of Armenia.

The Rosselkhoznadzor mentioned that the majority of tomatoes are supplied to the Russian market by two exporting organizations (OOO Spayka and OOO Greenproduct) that have their own production area and buy up tomatoes from different producers.

Over the recent six days, the above-mentioned organizations imported nearly 2000 tons of tomatoes. Growth in tomato production and stepped-up dispatch of tomatoes to Russia are indicative of possible re-export of tomatoes by the Armenian side including tomatoes of Turkish origin.

In order to clarify the current situation on tomatoes’ export from Armenia to Russia, the Rosselkhoznadzor requested the Armenian party to provide data on tomato producers in the Republic of Armenia and on the tomato production areas in 2018. 

Yeghishe Margaryan notified that the requested information will be submitted to the Rosselkhoznadzor on April 10, this year.

The parties agreed to check the tomato manufacturing establishments from April 11.

The Rosselkhoznadzor proposed the Armenian party to authenticate the phytosanitary certificates using phytosanitary certificate authentication database on http://fss.fito-rf.ru

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25935.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Embassy of Brazil in Russia http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25875.html?_language=en On April 4 a meeting between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and newly appointed Agricultural Attaché of Brazil in Russia Cosam de Carvalho Coutinho took place in Moscow.

The parties discussed several technical issues related to the bilateral deliveries of animal and plant products.

In particular, in the course of the talks the Rosselkhoznadzor provided the Brazilian party with the technical information necessary for the authorization of Russian fish, meat and poultry product manufacturing establishments interested in export to Brazil. At the same time, the Rosselkhoznadzor noted that the issue of access of Russian animal products to the Brazilian market had been discussed for several years and remained unresolved on the part of Brazil. This comes against the backdrop that more than one hundred Brazilian establishments were authorized for animal product export under the safeguards of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil without additional inspections by the Rosselkhoznadzor. In this context, it was mentioned that the Rosselkhoznadzor advocated for application of unbiased and equivalent approaches to the development of animal product trade.

The parties also addressed the issues related to temporary restrictions on beef, pork and beef and pork offal deliveries to Russia from Brazil that had been imposed since December 1, 2017. The ban resulted from the detection of ractopamine (a muscle growth stimulant for animals that is prohibited in Russia) in meat products imported from Brazil.

The Rosselkhoznadzor informed that up to the present moment it had not received information, including copies of test reports and other evidence, from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil about the investigation conducted with respect to the causes of the presence of ractopamine in meat products exported to Russia.

The Rosselkhoznadzor reminded Cosam de Carvalho Coutinho that since 2013 the Service had been working extensively with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil on arranging supplies of animal products that were compliant with legal requirements as regards the absence of ractopamine to Russia. The complicated talks as well as the measures taken by the Brazilian party culminated in the commitment made by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil to supply only the products manufactured from meat derived from animals that were raised without ractopamine to Russia. However, in 2017 the prohibited stimulant was detected in Brazilian meat products again indicating the low efficiency of the official control system as regards the absence of prohibited growth stimulants.

Discussion of the issue of lifting the imposed restrictions can become relevant unless and until the Rosselkhoznadzor has obtained all the necessary information and subsequent talks between technical specialists have been held.

Mutual deliveries of plant products became another topic for discussion.

The Rosselkhoznadzor emphasized that it was taking all the necessary measures to ensure the phytosanitary safety of wheat and other crops exported to other countries. Currently, 133 countries of the world are importing Russian grain confirming the high product quality and compliance with all the international standards and requirements for safety. However, Russia has not been offered a possibility to supply wheat to the Brazilian market so far. In particular, the Rosselkhoznadzor raised its concerns about the protracted harmonization of a model phytosanitary certificate, which is to accompany Russian grain consignments exported to Brazilian flour manufacturing establishments where procedures for quarantine object destruction are in place.

At the same time, the Rosselkhoznadzor, for its part, supports unhindered soybean supplies from Brazil to Russia though it has registered the cases of harmful quarantine organism detection in Brazilian soy.

The parties also discussed flower product supplies from Brazil to Russia. The Rosselkhoznadzor provided the Brazilian party with the English translation of the requirements for flower products reflected in Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 157 as well as the list of harmful objects quarantinable for the EAEU member-countries.

In conclusion, the parties noted the readiness for the dialogue and the fastest possible settlement of the issues hindering mutual trade.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25875.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Participated in ASF Ministerial Meeting-Consultation in Warsaw http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25759.html?_language=en On March 26, 2018 a meeting was held at the level of ministries and heads of veterinary services on ASF spread and prevention in Europe, including Russia, Belarus and Ukraine in Warsaw (Poland). At the event, the Russian delegation was represented by Advisor to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Nikita Lebedev, Head of the Reference laboratory for ASF of the FGBI "ARRIAH" Alexei Igolkin and Russia's representative to the EU Pavel Kulakov.

Representatives of the European Commission, as well as representatives of the ASF-infected EU countries (Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Romania) noted the dynamics of infection spread in the population of wild boar and domestic pigs, the importance of conducting a complex of monitoring studies, the need to regulate the number of wild boars and particularly emphasized that the situation is under control, the quantity and quality of the events are sufficient. In her speech German Chief Veterinary Officer Karin Schwabenbauer expressed concerns about the quality of ASF control measures in infected countries, and also presented Germany’s measures aimed at the prevention of the disease.

In its speech, the Russian delegation emphasized the need for EU countries to take comprehensive measures on monitoring with regard to illegal movement of pork products to Russia. The Russian side presented the latest facts of preventing illegal import of pork products of European origin under the guise of various building materials and other goods. The urgency of this issue was supported by the European Commissioner for Food and Health Safety Vytenis Anriukaitis who noted that that such facts also exist at the border crossing between Ukraine and Romania. 

In the course of the event, the proposals of the European Commission regarding the financing of scientific projects on the study of ASF epidemiology both in the territory of the EU and third countries were also considered. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25759.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300
FGBI “ARRIAH” Delegation Held Several Meetings within Framework of Working Visit to Ecuador http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25709.html?_language=en

In the period from March 18 till March 23 of the current year within the framework of a working visit the delegation of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” (FGBI “ARRIAH”) visited the Republic of Ecuador in order to negotiate promising areas for cooperation between the FGBI “ARRIAH” and the agricultural institutions of Ecuador in the field of advanced technology veterinary drug supplies as well as assistance in development of programs for control of dangerous animal and poultry diseases and the relevant scientific and technical support.

Within the framework of the visit the delegation of the FGBI “ARRIAH” led by Director Dmitry Lozovoy went to the Ecuadorean Agency for Quality Assurance in Agriculture. During the meeting several issues were discussed with respect to state procurements of Russian veterinary drugs in the Republic of Ecuador as well as possibility and prospects of the Centre’s product supplies to the country.

At the same time, the Russian party assured of its readiness not only to render an overall support in ensuring animal health measures through supplies of high potency vaccines and diagnostics and advisory assistance provided by the Centre’s experts, but also to assist in training the Ecuadorean specialists at the facilities of the FGBI “ARRIAH” as well as to arrange joint scientific research activities.

The Ecuadorean party indicated its interest in vaccine export from the Russian Federation and welcomed consideration of issues related to possible veterinary drug supplies to the Republic. In addition, the Director of the FGBI “ARRIAH” proposed to sign a Memorandum on scientific and technical cooperation between the Centre and AGROCALIDAD.

On March 21, 2018 the delegation of the FGBI “ARRIAH” held a meeting with Advisor to the President of the Republic of Ecuador Diego Borja. Diego Borja made himself familiar with the Centre’s capacities and submitted proposals and spoke in their praise. He pointed out that currently the country focused on poultry and animal production development and, in that connection, there was a need for high quality vaccine supplies for prevention of economically significant diseases of animals and poultry. To accomplish that task the veterinary service of the Republic of Ecuador will take actions to prepare and sign an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation with the FGBI “ARRIAH”, thus contributing to building confidence between the veterinary services of the two countries.

On March 22, 2018 a meeting with the representatives of the Ecuadorean Poultry Producers Corporation (CONAVE) was arranged. The Corporation brings together all poultry producing companies of the country and its main task is to present the companies’ interests in the national government and on the international market. Technical Director of the Corporation Marcos Iza indicated interest in the supplies of high quality drugs for prevention of poultry infectious diseases manufactured by the FGBI “ARRIAH”.

Concluding the visit to the Republic of Ecuador on March 23, 2018 the delegation of the FGBI “ARRIAH” held a meeting with the company “Pronaca” which is the biggest manufacturer and supplier of veterinary drugs in Ecuador. Director of the FGBI “ARRIAH” Dmitry Lozovoy informed the Executive Director and the leading specialists of Pronaca about the meetings held with the veterinary services of the Republic of Ecuador in Quito and about the agreements reached on the prospects for cooperation between the Russian Federation and Ecuador in the field of advanced technology veterinary drug supplies.

The key issue for discussion by the FGBI “ARRIAH” specialists and the management of Pronaca was the issue of the Centre’s capacities as regards assistance in development of programmes for prevention of highly dangerous animal and poultry diseases and the relevant scientific and technical support. Issues of poultry disease prevention in the regions where establishments manufacturing meat and egg products for national needs are located as well as insufficient control of drug use for prevention of highly dangerous animal diseases were also significant for the Ecuadorean party.

Both parties believe that the solution to the mentioned problems is to strengthen the interaction between the scientific divisions of the Republic of Ecuador responsible for animal and poultry disease prevention and control and the FGBI “ARRIAH”, to share experiences in the field of production and application of up-to-date vaccines and disease diagnosis methods, competence development involving veterinary specialists of the two countries.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25709.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Meeting with Representatives of Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Government of India http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25633.html?_language=en

On March 22, 2018 within activities on expansion of the export market of the Russian Federation the Rosselkhoznadzor held a meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India. The Rosselkhoznadzor was presented by Assistant to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Vasily Lavrovsky, the Indian delegation was headed by Chairman of the Marine Product Export Development Authority (MPEDA) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India Anirudhan Jayathilak. The purpose of the talks was to discuss the prospects of mutual trade between the two countries and cooperation in the field of ensuring safety of livestock products. The Indian side expressed the desire to increase the supply of seafood to the Russian Federation, strictly observing the security requirements of the Russian Federation and the EAEC, and requested additional information on the procedure for access of new establishments to the Russian market.

Confirming a mutual interest in export of fish products to India, Vasily Lavrovsky informed A. Jayathilak about Russia's readiness to meet the veterinary requirements of the Indian surveillance service, in connection with which the Rosselkhoznadzor prepared a veterinary certificate for fish and seafood exported from Russia to India for signing. As for the inclusion of new Indian establishments into the register of foreign exporters, according to the Rosselkhoznadzor, this should be preceded by the updating of the existing list, since about half of the exporters represented in it have never delivered products to Russia. In this regard V. Lavrovsky thanked A. Jayathilak for the updated information on the veterinary and sanitary status of the operating exporting establishments and reminded that the decision to remove from the register of companies not interested in the Russian market should be the profile veterinary department of India.

During the talks, an important issue for Russia on opening the Indian market for the supply of Russian livestock products, as well as on removal of unreasonable barriers to the export of grain and processed products, discussed earlier by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia Yevgeny Gromyko in Delhi.

Vasily Lavrovsky informed his Indian colleagues that Russian establishments and laboratories are ready to conduct an earlier specified inspection and can confirm compliance with all the requirements for safety of the produced grain products. A good step towards strengthening mutual trust and exchange of experience will be an invitation of Indian colleagues to get acquainted with the system for ensuring safety of livestock products at the federal and regional levels, as well as with the activities of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate research institutes and laboratories, where high-tech laboratory equipment is concentrated, methods used to control the safety of both imported products and agricultural products, intended for consumption within the country and for export.

The Russian side suggested that its Indian counterparts should assist in the preparation of an agreement on cooperation between research institutes of the two countries with regard to animal disease research.

In conclusion of the meeting the parties agreed to continue mutually beneficial cooperation and promptly consider the issues arising in the working process.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25633.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor to Participate in Working Visit of Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin to India and Meeting of Russian-Indian Working Group on Agriculture http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25606.html?_language=en On March 19, 2018, the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation headed by Deputy Minister Yevgeny Gromyko including the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the FGBI "Grain Quality Assessment Center" took part in the working visit of the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Oreshkin to India. The aim of the visit was preparing a joint action strategy for the development of Russian-Indian economic relations and the removal of barriers in mutual trade, development of investment cooperation, including in the sphere of innovation, and strengthening interregional cooperation.

Assistant to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Vasily Lavrovsky and Head of the Department for Grain and Grain Product Safety Dmitry Selivanov took part in the following events: the meeting of Maxim Oreshkin with Minister of Trade and Industry of India Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, the meeting of Co-chairmen of the Russian-Indian working group on trade and economic cooperation - Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexei Gruzdev and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry of India Rita Teotia, the meeting of Evgeny Gromyko with members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture of the Indian Parliament (chaired by Hukmdev Narayan Yadav), a meeting of the working group on agriculture under the chairmanship of Yevgeny Gromyko and Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Welfare of Farmers of India Shobhana Pattanayak, a meeting with the leadership of the Committee for the Development of Export of Food and Agricultural Goods (APEDA) subordinated to the Ministry of Trade and Industry of India. During the above mentioned meetings the parties discussed Russian-Indian cooperation in the field of veterinary and phytosanitary control aimed at eliminating unfair barriers to the mutual supply of products of animal and plant origin.

The Russian side noted the serious disparity in trade in agricultural products and food products in favor of India despite the high competitiveness and safety of Russian grain, fish, poultry meat and finished products. Russia's consistent efforts to increase agricultural exports to India, primarily cereals and leguminous crops, face unequal protective customs duties, as well as overestimated veterinary and phytosanitary requirements.

Because of this, despite the availability of demand, grain exports to India are less than one percent of the total volume of Russian supplies to world markets, and Russian livestock products have no access to the Indian market at all.

Despite the complete absence of claims to the safety and quality of imported Russian grain, Indian quarantine authorities question alternative methods of fumigation and insist on mandatory disinfection of grain shipped to India, exclusively methyl bromide. There is a delay in the timing of the consideration of Russian requests for a current epidemic situation and import requirements for Russian livestock products; hence, the approval of Russian accompanying documents is delayed.

The parties acknowledged the need for strengthening cooperation between the Russian and Indian veterinary and phytosanitary control and surveillance services, updated the lists of contact persons.

In order to confirm the Russian guarantees with respect to grain and grain product safety and quality and to harmonize the provisions of a memorandum on the terms of their supply to India the Indian phytosanitary inspectors will visit the Russian Federation (within the framework of Russia’s priority project on promotion of agro-industrial complex product export) in April this year at the latest to familiarize themselves with the practice of using phosphine-based preparations being alternative to methyl bromide. They will also get familiar with the work of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate laboratories exercising control of grain and grain product quality and safety. The Indian party will inform the Rosselkhoznadzor about the specific timeframe of the visit in the nearest future.

Taking into account the Indian party’s interest in tropical fruit and vegetable supplies to the Russian market the Rosselkoznadzor reported on the procedure for export of products subject to quarantine to the Russian Federation in accordance with the Eurasian Economic Union requirements in force since July 1, 2017 and forwarded a letter of the Rosselkhoznadzor with the relevant clarification to the Indian colleagues. The parties will have an opportunity to resume the discussion of this issue in the course of the above mentioned visit of the Indian phytosanitary inspectors to Moscow. At the same time, the Russian party requested the updated requirements for grain products as applied to supplies to India from the Indian colleagues.

In response to the Indian party’s traditional requests to extend the list of establishments authorized for buffalo meat, egg, dairy and fish product supplies to Russia the attention of the Indian veterinary services was drawn to the lack of appropriate transparency when declaring the cases of dangerous animal and bird diseases, absence of foot-and-mouth disease zoning of the Indian territory acknowledged by the OIE, avian influenza spread in the provinces where the establishments claiming to supply egg products were located, deficiencies of certification process for regulated veterinary products, insufficient control of drug use in the Indian aquaculture, the need for updating the list of the fish processing establishments authorized for the Russian market.

Enhanced cooperation of the scientific divisions responsible for animal and bird disease control and prevention, exchange of best practices in production and application of up-to-date vaccines and disease diagnosis methods, competence development involving veterinary specialists of the two countries are considered to be solutions to these problems.

To make this aim a reality the Rosselkhoznadzor will send an invitation to the Indian veterinary service to pay a visit to the Federal Centre for Animal Health (FGBI “ARRIAH”) in order to prepare and sign an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation as well as to get familiar with the Russian Federation system for ensuring animal product safety including approaches to disease regionalization and eradication on the federal and regional levels thereby contributing to confidence-building between the services of the two countries and facilitating the access of the Russian poultry meat, fish, feed and inedible raw material to the Indian market.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25606.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Visit of FGBI “ARRIAH” Delegation to Republic of Ecuador http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25582.html?_language=en On March 18, 2018 within the framework of the visit to the city of Quito, Ecuador, the delegation of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” led by Director Dmitry Lozovoy held a meeting with the employees of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Ecuador.

Director of the FGBI “ARRIAH” Dmitry Lozovoy informed the Counselor to the Ambassador about the promising areas for cooperation between the Centre and the agricultural institutions of Ecuador in the field of advanced technology veterinary drug supplies and also about the capacity of the Centre to assist in development and scientific and technical support of programs for control of dangerous animal and avian diseases.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25582.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Experts to Visit Republic of Poland http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25568.html?_language=en

From March 19 to 22, 2018 at the invitation of the National Quarantine and Plant Protection Organization of the Republic of Poland the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists are on a visit to the Republic of Poland with a view to conducting joint pre-shipment monitoring of planting material produced in Polish nurseries to be delivered to the Russian Federation.

Based on the results of pre-shipment monitoring and laboratory analysis of collected samples, the Rosselkhoznadzor will decide on the possibility of importing planting material from the Republic of Poland into the territory of the Russian Federation.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25568.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Meeting with Auditors from Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of European Commission http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25459.html?_language=en A meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor and auditors from the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission took place under the chairmanship of Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Konstantin Savenkov on March 12, 2018.

The visit of the representatives of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) to Russia was aimed at conducting the audit of the Russian state veterinary control system for dairy products and raw casings. Besides, much attention will be given to ensuring safety in production of these products intended to be supplied to the European market.

On the threshold of the forthcoming audit, which will last till March 23, 2018, the parties discussed the technical issues of the trip. The Rosselkhoznadzor specialists also made their European colleagues familiar with the state veterinary surveillance system of the Russian Federation, with the structure of the Rosselkhoznadzor, its competences and responsibilities.

In the course of the visit the auditors will visit establishments located in Tomsk, Moscow and Lipetsk Oblasts, Krasnodar Krai and Saint-Petersburg. Upon completion of the audit the representatives of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety will generate a report and submit it to the Rosselkhoznadzor at specified time.

It should be noted that the Rosselkhoznadzor has been successfully cooperating with the competent state authorities of many countries in order to improve the export capacity of Russia and to promote Russian products to foreign markets.  

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25459.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Auditors from Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of European Commission Launch Work in Russia http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25452.html?_language=en On March 12, 2018 the first meeting between the representatives of DG SANTE and the Rosselkhoznadzor officials will take place. Within the framework of the meeting issues of ensuring safety in dairy product and raw casing production for the European market will be discussed.

In the course of the forthcoming audit the delegation will visit the establishments authorized to export their products to the EU market which are located in Tomsk, Moscow and Lipetsk Oblasts, Krasnodar Krai and Saint-Petersburg.  

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25452.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Sat, 10 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Participated in 14th Meeting of Permanent Russian-Iranian Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25442.html?_language=en

On February 7, 2018 in Moscow the 14th meeting of the Permanent Russian-Iranian Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation was held under the chairmanship of Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak and Minister of Economy and Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran Masud Karbasian. Аssistant to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Vasily Lavrovsky took part in the work of the commission.

During the meeting, a wide range of issues related to the interaction of the two countries in the field of energy, transport, construction, health, education, use of natural resources, ecology and other spheres was considered. Much attention was paid to regional cooperation and cooperation in the field of agriculture and food trade, which is not surprising, as 42% of all supplies from Russia to Iran and 70% from Iran to Russia are represented by agricultural and food products, and the balance here is in favor of the Russian side.

Interim Deputy Minister of Agriculture (Jihad) of Iran Mehdi Kazem Nejad expressed satisfaction with the level of development of interagency relations, emphasizing the importance of strengthening the interaction of the veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance bodies of the parties in order to create conditions for unimpeded mutual deliveries of safe and quality products. In this regard, the growth of exports of Iranian fruit and vegetable, as well as some types of dairy and fish products to Russia, and an increase in counter deliveries of feed and plant components from Russia to Iran were noted.  An increase in the supply of chilled mutton from the North Caucasian Federal District, which in the two months of 2018 reached 700 tons, is more than double the purchases of this product for the entire 2017.

The intention of the Iranian side to permit the delivery of agreed types of livestock products was promising, and this involves frozen and chilled beef, chilled meat of small ruminants, poultry meat, table egg and fish products from Russian establishments under the guarantees of Rosselkhoznadzor.

The parties expressed satisfaction with the terms of the tripartite Memorandum on wheat trade that was earlier signed between the Ministries of Agriculture of Iran, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. In addition, the prospects for the development of contract production of vegetable products for the needs of Russia in Iran and soybean, sunflower, rapeseed, safflower and sesame for the needs of Iran in Russia were noted. The interest of the Iranian side in the development and purchase of timber processing industry products and cooperation in fisheries will also be underlined, which undoubtedly implies further deepening of cooperation between Russian and Iranian competent agencies to ensure the biosafety requirements.

The Russian-Iranian Working Group for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Issues remains the important instrument to strengthen such cooperation. Its third meeting is planned to be held in 2018 in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

As a result of the work of the Standing Committee, a corresponding protocol was signed by the co-chairs.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25442.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Vyacheslav Nikulin Held Meetings with INAPORC and AFRAA Representatives in Paris http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25407.html?_language=en

On March 1, 2018 within the working program of the FGBI «VGNKI» at the International agricultural exhibition «SIA 2018» in Paris, France, Director of the All-Russian State-Financed Center for Quality and Standardization of Veterinary Drugs and Feed (FGBI «VGNKI») held a number of meetings with representatives of the French association of pork producers and processors INAPORC and the Association of French producers for cooperation with Russia in the field of agriculture and food AFRAA.

The president of the association Guillaume Roue noted that the cooperation in the field of ASF is extremely important today for the French pork industry, he also stressed the importance of cooperation and the development of a unified strategy on this issue with Russia and a number of European countries.

Director of INAPORC and AFRAA Didier Delzescaux presented the main activities of the AFRAA association and spoke about the priorities for the livestock sector in France.

Vyacheslav Nikulin discussed with Research and Development Project Manager of INAPORC Fabien Verliat a number of issues of antimicrobial use regulation, as well as research achievements in the field of control of antimicrobial resistance and measures of state control and supervisory authorities of France.

Fabien Verliat shared some practical aspects of scientific data application obtained as a result of research conducted by French laboratories in the current activities of veterinary services and manufacturers of veterinary drugs, and also expressed his willingness to exchange experience with the FGBI VGNKI in the field of animal health and food safety, in particular, antimicrobial resistance.

NB: Established on October 19, 2010, the Association of French producers for cooperation with Russia in the field of agriculture and food (AFRAA) unites 19 branch unions in the crop and livestock sectors. AFRAA also includes three associate members of the private and public sectors.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25407.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Meeting of FGBI “VGNKI” Delegation and French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) in Paris http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25395.html?_language=en

On March 1, 2018, within the framework of the International agricultural exhibition "SIA 2018" in Paris, France, a working meeting of the delegation of the All-Russian State Center for Quality and Standardization of Veterinary Drugs and Feed (FGBI "VGNKI") with representatives of the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES). FGBI "VGNKI" was presented by Deputy Director, Head of the Certification Body Mikhail Matveyenko, who spoke about the main directions of the institution's activities and priority research projects.

The French side was represented by Director for Cooperation of ANSES with European countries and Russia Salma Eredi and Deputy Director of the Agency for Quality Control of Veterinary Drugs being part of ANSES, Catherine Lambert.

At the meeting the parties discussed the possibility of cooperation of organizations in the field of risk analysis, antibiotic resistance and GMO studies. Salma Eredi expressed her confidence in the need for cooperation between the organizations and reported on ANSES research laboratories that in a number of areas are adjacent to the activities of the FGBI "VGNKI".

The next organizational meeting will be held in May 2018, as part of the annual General Session of the OIE.

NB: The National Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) was established on July 1, 2010. ANSES Agency carries out supervision, laboratory analysis, research and determines criteria in the field of human, animal and plant health.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/25395.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 05 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0300