Rosselkhoznadzor - Events http://www.fsvps.ru Rosselkhoznadzor - Events en Rosselkhoznadzor 2007 - 2009 webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) Rosselkhoznadzor to meet with Kazakh counterparts next week http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28648.html?_language=en The Rosselkhoznadzor Administration planned to hold a meeting next week with the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan responsible for veterinary and phytosanitary control. The arrangement was made during the meeting between heads of Ministries of Agriculture of Russia and Kazakhstan – Dmitry Patrushev and Umirzak Shukeev.

At the forthcoming meeting the Rosselkhoznadzor intends to deal with current veterinary and phytosanitary issues.  

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28648.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Forthcoming Meeting between Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Ambassador of Argentine Republic to Russian Federation Ernesto Lagorio http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28601.html?_language=en Talks between Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Chairman of the Russian side of the Intergovernmental Russian-Argentine Commission for Trade, Economic and Scientific and technical Cooperation Sergey Dankvert and Ambassador of Argentine Republic to Russian Federation Ernesto Lagorio will take place on November 14, this year. The talks will be devoted to current cooperation issues within Russian-Argentine Intergovernmental Commission. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28601.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Embassy of Canada in Russian Federation http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28596.html?_language=en Meeting between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Embassy of Canada in the Russian Federation was held on November 13, this year. Technical issues related to bilateral trade in animal products were discussed.

The parties discussed the procedure of veterinary certificate agreement for horse and small ruminant meat, exported to the EAEU countries from Canada. Both certificates are being agreed now by the member-countries. 

The Rosselkhoznadzor also informed the Canadian party about the interest in import of bovine colostrum, used for calf feeding, to Canada. The Service had sent a veterinary certificate model to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in the previous week for consideration. The Canadian party noted that it would facilitate the rapid solution of this issue.  

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28596.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
FGBU VGNKI Delegation Held Negotiations with the USDA Centre for Veterinary Biologics http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28586.html?_language=en Negotiations between the FGBU VGNKI delegation and the management of the USDA Centre for Veterinary Biologics were held in the city of Ames, Iowa, on November 9, 2018.

The Centre for Veterinary Biologics is in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service within the US Department of Agriculture. The Centre performs control of veterinary drug quality in the USA and issues licenses for their production.

During the meeting representatives of the FGBU VGNKI and the Centre for Veterinary Biologics had a detail discussion on control of production of new and already marketed veterinary immunobiological products in the USA. The parties demonstrated common understanding of the importance of the integrated approach to control of veterinary drug quality and production.

The parties discussed the possibility of preparing a Cooperation Agreement. The Draft Agreement will be prepared and agreed upon in the nearest time. The American exports provided the VGNKI delegation with information on the Centre’s activities with respect to registration of vaccines for animals and inspection of their production in the USA as well as information on access of foreign veterinary drug manufactures to the US market. 

At the end of the meeting the representative of the Russian Institution invited the Management of the Centre for Veterinary Biologics to take part in the IV All-Russian GMP-Conference which will take place in 2019. The FGBU VGNKI will be among the organizers of the event. 

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28586.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor took part in 73rd session of World Trade Organisation (WTO) Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28557.html?_language=en On November 1-2, 2018 the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives took part in the 73rd session of the Committee on sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS Committee) which was held in Geneva at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters.

It should be noted that the event is held on a regular basis and aimed at discussion of pertinent issues of ensuring veterinary, phytosanitary and food safety of agricultural products traded internationally. 

The major part of the SPS Committee agenda was traditionally dedicated to trade concerns expressed by Member States and connected to the measures taken by their trade partners. The process constitutes one of the instruments of pre-trial settlement of WTO trade differences. 

Notably, the EU reaffirmed its concerns with restrictions on access of dairy and meat products from three German states to the Russian market which it considers only long-drawn and also with restrictions imposed by the Rosselkhoznadzor on exports of finished fish products from Estonian establishments.

The Rosselkhoznadzor introduced the above-mentioned measures due to unsatisfactory results of auditing and monitoring of products from processing plants of the indicated countries. 

In their turn, the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives presented the progress results to the SPS Committee delegates and put forward ways of ultimate dispute settlement. The proposed ways involve close cooperation between competent surveillance bodies of three countries.

A new source of the EU concerns became the Russian restrictions on imports of cattle vaccinated against bluetongue which according to the EU contradict the OIE recommendations.

The Rosselkhoznadzor experts explained that since 2005 various bluetongue virus serotypes spread across European countries. At present, five EU countries declared themselves bluetongue-endemic.

According to the experts, the reason behind the spread of the disease is the global warming and subsequent expansion of habitat of bloodsucking insects which are primary vectors of the disease to the countries where it never occurred. International trade liberalization and population migration also contributed to the aggravation of the epidemiological situation. 

However, thanks to a rigid veterinary control, including that applied to international trade operations, Russia has remained free from the disease.

At the same time, interested in regular imports of valuable breeding cattle and small ruminants, Russia undertook preventive measures during the bluetongue epidemics in the EU to continue mutually beneficial trade in live animals. 

Among those measures were signing of a veterinary certificate agreed by the EU and Russia, recognition and regular adjustment of the bluetongue-free zone in the EU Member States as well as close contacts between Russia and EU’s research institutes and veterinary services.

Up to now, all the above-mentioned measures have been creating safe conditions for livestock supplies from certain holdings.

Recognizing the obligation to comply with the OIE standards taken by Russia when joining the WTO, the Rosselkhoznadzor is making efforts to harmonize the Russian veterinary legislation with the international one taking into account the existing epidemic risks, as well as economic interests of the Russian importers.

In addition, the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives held a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the SPS Committee.

One of such events was held with the participation of the Brazilian delegation, which welcomed the Rosselkhoznadzor decision to resume beef and pork supplies from nine Brazilian establishments on November 1, 2018. In its turn, the Russian party recalled the obligation of the Brazilian veterinary service to inspect Russian fish establishments in November 2018 with a view to expand fish product export from Russia to Brazil. The parties will complete the technical preparation for the inspection in the nearest future.

The Rosselkhoznadzor also had a meeting with the Japanese delegation and discussed the procedure for testing Japanese food products for strontium-90 residues, which is deemed to be unduly burdensome by the Japanese experts. The representatives of the Russian delegation noted that, based on the monitoring data submitted by Japan, the Rosselkhoznadzor had limited the fish product testing programme to testing only the products originating from the Fukushima Prefecture most seriously affected by the Fukushima nuclear accident. That made it possible for Japan to increase its fish supplies to the Russian market nearly four-fold in 2018.

The Rosselkhoznadzor representatives emphasized that, in its export requests, Japan should take into consideration the reciprocal interest of Russian manufacturers in supplying meat products, (poultry meat, pork, beef) to the Japanese market.

As for the Turkish delegation, in the course of the talks, it asked the Rosselkhoznadzor to resume poultry product supplies from the enterprises subjected to restrictions due to avian influenza outbreaks in 2015 since the country is free from the said disease at present.

The Rosselkhoznadzor experts forwarded a letter listing the necessary actions to the Turkish party, as well as recalled the need for the parties’ reciprocal efforts toward the mutual acceptance of regionalization conditions with respect to dangerous diseases in birds and animals. The Russian party also pointed out the lack of progress in authorizing Russian livestock products for the Turkish market. At the end of the meeting, the Rosselkhoznadzor suggested synchronizing animal product authorization procedure for the development of trade relations between the two countries. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28557.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor held talks with General Administration of Customs of PRC in China http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28543.html?_language=en On November 3, 2018 in Beijing (People’s Republic of China) the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives headed by Rosselkhoznadzor Deputy Head Konstantin Savenkov took part in expert consultations of the 22nd session of the Russian-Chinese Commission for Preparation of regular meetings of heads of government.

The parties discussed measures to promote exports of finished dairy products and frozen poultry meat and poultry by-products from the Russian Federation to China. Notably, they agreed on a procedure for exchange of lists of establishments authorized to export dairy products or frozen poultry meat to the markets of two countries as well as on a list of information pertinent to the matter.

The Chinese party undertook to promptly send its position on veterinary certificate for poultry meat exports from Russia to China. 

On November 6, 2018 Shanghai (PRC) hosted a plenary session of the Russian-Chinese Commission for Preparation of regular meetings of heads of government.

In terms of cooperation in agriculture the parties reached agreement on a phased opening of markets for agricultural products, promoting participation in agricultural events (congresses, expositions) and gradual boosting of business cooperation of two countries in the industry.

The parties highlighted the importance of the Protocol of the 7th meeting of the Russian-Chinese Permanent Working Group on Cooperation in the Field of Veterinary Surveillance, Phytosanitary Control and Food Safety signed on September 7, 2018 in Sochi and reaffirmed their commitment to implement it.

In the course of the Commission meeting the parties also negotiated a possible lifting-up of restrictions on exports of Russian beef for bones which were imposed earlier due to lumpy skin disease outbreaks in Russia and considered issues regarding Russian regionalization and compartmentalization for AFS and FMD (in terms of risk analysis during exports of pig and cattle slaughter products including by-products from Russia to China).

The parties deliberated the access of Russian finished meat products to the Chinese market and reaffirmed their intention to sign protocols on mutual exports of frozen poultry meat and dairy products.

As regards export boost of Russian crops to the Chinese market, the Chinese party will provide the information on the possible increase in number of Russian regions authorized to export wheat, corn, rice, soybean and rape to China till the end of 2018.

The parties stated again their intentions to agree upon and sign till the end of 2018 protocols on phytosanitary requirements for barley, beetroot pulp and soybean, rape and sunflower oil meal.

At the end of the meeting the parties expressed their hope for successful development of cooperation between the competent authorities in the veterinary field of two countries.

The parties signed a respective protocol at the conclusion of the session.

The Rosselkhoznadzor representatives also visited the 1st China International Import Exposition (CIIE) in Shanghai where products of different countries were presented. The Russian stand attracted a special interest from the visitors.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28543.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert to Participate in the 23d Regular Meeting of Russian and Chinese Heads of Governments http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28530.html?_language=en On September 7, 2018 Sergey Dankvert, Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, is going to take part in the 23d Regular Russian and Chinese Meeting of Russian and Chinese Heads of Governments in the Russian government delegation.

In the framework of the specified meeting  the RF Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance and General Administration of Customs of the Peoples Republic of China will sign several documents on mutual export of frozen poultry meat and dairy products.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28530.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
International Research-to-Practice Conference “Prospects of Russian Veterinary Science” Dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the FGBI “ARRIAH” http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28479.html?_language=en International Research-to-Practice Conference “Prospects of Russian Veterinary Science” was held by the Rosselkhoznadzor-subordinated FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” (FGBI “ARRIAH”) in commemoration of its 60th anniversary according to professional tradition on October 26, 2018.

A total of 130 researchers, leading specialists and guests from Russia, Germany, France, Finland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Jordan, Pakistan, Paraguay, Taiwan and other countries participated in the Conference.

The following guests attended the event: Denis Lichi, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Paraguay, José Carlos Martin Camperchioli, President of the National Service of Quality and Animal Health (SENACSA), and Dr. Julio Cesar Barrios Amarilla, Director of the General Office for Quality and Safety of Animal Products as well as Matti Aho, Director General of the Finnish Food Safety Authority (EVIRA).

Honored experts of the FGBI “ARRIAH” paid guests’ attention to the history of the FGBI “ARRIAH” development and creation of scientific knowledge and research practice recognized by international scientific community.

The FGBI “ARRIAH” started in 1958 with combating foot-and-mouth disease. Currently, the FGBI “ARRIAH provides scientific assistance in other areas including virus infectious diseases monitoring, assessment of risks of such disease introduction and spread, disease prevention and eradication, measures for animal health and environment protection in Russian Federation and in other countries.

Far from being complacent with its achievements the FGBI “ARRIAH” extends its production capacity and uses up-to-date technologies.

There was a comprehensive business programme within the Conference. Thus, Memorandum on scientific and technical cooperation prolongation was signed between the FGBI “ARRIAH” and Finnish Food Safety Authority (EVIRA).

The Memorandum envisages interaction between the parties including joint events in possible areas of cooperation namely knowledge sharing, PhD student training, advanced training of young scientists and specialists at the said institutions.

Besides, negotiations on interactions for ensuring epidemic freedom in the Asian-Pacific region were held between the FGBI “ARRIAH” officials and Taiwan delegation. Possible FGBI “ARRIAH” scientific methodical assistance in African swine fever (ASF) prevention in the view of detection of mass ASF outbreak in China and additional risks of ASF virus introduction to Taiwan was discussed.

Presentations on various aspects of highly dangerous and economically significant animal diseases, namely foot-and-mouth disease, lumpy skin disease and viral avian diseases as well as presentations on African swine fever, one of the most serious problems in the world, were made at scientific sessions of the Conference.

During the Conference, guests had an opportunity to assess scope of reconstruction and renovation of the FGBI “ARRIAH” laboratory and production facilities. The conference participants noted significant technological progress and modern equipment meeting international quality requirements at the FGBI “ARRIAH”.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28479.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Delegation of Paraguay Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Paid Official Visit to FGBI ARRIAH http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28466.html?_language=en On October 26, 2018 the official delegation from the Paraguay Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock headed by Denis Lichi, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Paraguay, visited the FGBI ARRIAH. The delegation also included José Carlos Martin Camperchioli, President of the National Service of Quality and Animal Health (SENACSA), and Dr. Julio Cesar Barrios Amarilla,   Director of the General Office for Quality and Safety of Animal Products. The meeting was held in the framework of the research and practice conference “Prospects of the Russian Veterinary Medicine” devoted to the 60th Anniversary of the FGBI ARRIAH.

The talks were devoted to cooperation in  the field of animal health and, in particular, to FMD prevention.

Dmitry Lozovoy, the FGBI ARRIAH Director, mentioned that veterinary products manufactured in the institution are of high quality which is confirmed by different international statuses. He also expressed readiness to render assistance in developing highly effective FMD vaccines based on the circulating strains. 

Denis Lichi, Minister of Agriculture, highly praised the FGBI ARRIAH’s potential and proposals made by the ARRIAH experts. The parties agreed on cooperation through research projects on technical assistance to ensure disease freedom in the Republic of Paraguay. 

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28466.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert to Hold Official Meeting with Representatives of Republic of Paraguay on Cooperation in Field of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28457.html?_language=en On October 29 of the current year Sergey Dankvert, Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, will hold talks with Denis Lichi, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Paraguay.

The meeting will also be attended by José Martin Kampercioli, President of the National Service for Animal Health and Agricultural Product Quality of the Republic of Paraguay (SENACSA), and Ramon Antero Díaz Pereira, Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay to the Russian Federation.

The key topic of discussion will be the consideration of current issues of cooperation in the field of veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28457.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Delegation of Embassy of Republic of Ecuador Visits FGBI “VNIIKR” in Run-up to Seminar for Ecuador Agriculture Quality Assurance Agency Specialists http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28435.html?_language=en On October 23, 2018 the representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador visited the FGBI “VNIIKR” subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor.

Head of the Directorate for Land Surveillance, Grain Quality and Safety of the Rosselkhoznadzor Olga Zakharova took part in the meeting.

The aim of the visit was to prepare the training seminar on “International quarantine practices” for specialists of the Agriculture Quality Assurance Agency of Ecuador (AGROCALIDAD) at the premises of the FGBI “VNIIKR”.

In his welcoming speech FGBI “VNIIKR” Director Alexander Sapozhnikov gave a brief overview of the main activities of the Institution and expanded on its Training centre which truly deserves the title of an international one. Each year more than one thousand specialists not only from Russia but from countries of the former Soviet Union and beyond undergo trainings at the FGBI “VNIIKR”.

The FGBI “VNIIKR” specialists presented a training programme prepared according to the demands of the Ecuador party.

Within the framework of the meeting the parties had a constructive dialogue on bilateral cooperation development and expansion of contact scope between the NPPOs of two countries.

After the meeting the representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador had an opportunity to visit the laboratories of the FGBI “VNIIKR” Testing Centre, to get acquainted with testing methods used by the Institution and appreciate the laboratory equipment and the expertise  of the Institute’s specialists.

The Ecuador party expressed a particular interest in acquiring pheromones manufactured by the FGBI “VNIIKR” to fight harmful organisms that have a high economic impact in South America (Opogona sacchari banana moth) as well as in possibility to hold joint tests in Ecuador.

The representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador noted that all information received during the meeting will be transferred to the AGROCALIDAD of the Republic of Ecuador for deliberation and elaboration of the cooperation strategy.

The training of the Ecuadorian specialists is planned for 2019.   

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28435.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Takes Part in XII International Ecological Forum in Vladivostok http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28372.html?_language=en On October 18, the XII International Ecological Forum ‘Nature without borders’ officially opened in Primorsky krai. The forum started with a plenary session within the framework of which Advisor to the Director of the FGBI ‘VGNKI’ subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor Alexey Alekseenko spoke before the representatives of scientific and business circles and non-governmental organizations from all over the world.

In his speech Alexey Alekseenko touched upon the risks and dangers in agriculture. On the one hand, the use of new generation pesticides saves crops, on the other hand – threatens the environment. Besides, he mentioned the increasing risks pertinent to the use of fine chemicals, genetically modified organisms as well as microbiological risks.

Alexey Alekseenko pointed out the increasing instability of the environment. The expert also recalled the gravity of global warming citing the example of Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous Okrug where anthrax broke out in 2016. Ice melting brought to the surface the carcasses of animals that died of anthrax hundreds of years ago thus causing the activation of infectious spores.

According to Alexey Alekseenko, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance attaches great importance to the sustainability of agricultural and biological systems. To address the environmental issues, a dialogue between professional scientists, representatives of industries and state authorities of all levels and branches is crucial. This would help elaborating a system approach to tackle various risks. The forum ‘Nature without borders’ constitutes a venue for such a dialogue.

The International Ecological Forum ‘Nature without borders’ is held in Vladivostok on October 18-19.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28372.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Director General Monique Eloit Visited FGBI ‘ARRIAH’ http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28326.html?_language=en On October 11, 2018 the delegation of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) representatives headed by its Director General Monique Eloit visited the FGBI ‘ARRIAH’ subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor.

The agenda of the visit included a session on the ‘FGBI ‘ARRIAH’ in world veterinary science’. The event was attended by OIE Regional Representative for Eastern Europe Kazimieras Lukauskas, Advisor to the OIE Director General Romano Marabelli, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolay Vlasov and Advisor to Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Nikita Lebedev.

The delegation visited the FGBI ‘ARRIAH’ laboratory and production complex and a number of diagnostic laboratories. Monique Eloit appreciated the fact that the institute’s laboratories were equipped according to world modern standards. 

Within the framework of the visit Monique Eloit and Nikolay Vlasov participated in planting of a maple alley to commemorate the FGBI ‘ARRIAH’ 60th anniversary. It was noted that the Institute was working according to high global standards and was enhancing biological safety in Russia and abroad.

OIE Director General Monique Eloit appraised the Institution’s activities and thanked it for the long-standing joint work in the field of international epidemiological situation handling which was always fruitful. On the OIE behalf Monique Eloit gave credit to several leading specialists of the FGBI ‘ARRIAH’ and Rosselkhoznadzor granting them the OIE certificates of gratitude.   

Nikolay Vlasov also awarded certificates of honour to the FGBI ‘ARRIAH’ staff issued by the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance and pointed out a broad range of tasks of public importance confronting the FGBI ‘ARRIAH’.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28326.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert Held Talks with Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Republic of Serbia Bogdan Igic http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28309.html?_language=en Sergey Dankvert had a meeting with Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia Bogdan Igic on the sidelines of the Russian agricultural exhibition ‘Golden Autumn-2018’. Director of the Administration for plant protection of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia Slobodan Milosavljević and Representative of the Embassy of Serbia in the Russian Federation Boris Sekulic also participated in the talks. 

The sides discussed the key aspects of cooperation between the two competent bodies and agreed that Serbian experts would undergo training at the FGBI “VNIIKR’ subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor. 

The visit of Serbian specialists for training may take place in the nearest time.

Besides, the parties reviewed the measures taken by Serbia to strengthen official phytosanitary control over production of Serbian grapevine seedlings. 

Previously, the Rosselkhoznadzor banned imports of seedlings from two Serbian nursery gardens where an object listed as a quarantine one in Russia was detected in grapevine seedlings, notably, the agent of bacterial blight of grapevine.

The sides expressed mutual satisfaction with the attained level of cooperation and drafted a joint agenda for the future.     

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28309.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Segey Dankvert Took Part in Official Opening of New OIE Regional Representation Office in Moscow http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28301.html?_language=en The official opening of the OIE Regional Representation office in Russia was held in Moscow, on September 10. OIE Director General Monique Eloit, Deputy Minister of the RF MoA Maxim Uvaidov and Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert took part in the ceremony. 

Monique Eloit expressed her hope that the Representation in Russia will greatly contribute to the prevention and control of highly dangerous animal diseases and stressed that she will support holding of regional and global OIE seminars in Moscow. According to Maxim Uvaidov the international cooperation in infectious animal disease control as well as the planned strengthening of the Russian veterinary service structure will contribute to disease freedom assurance in Russia. 

Deputy Minister of Agriculture noted that currently a lot of work is being done to restore the status of the country with an FMD free zone. The application will be reviewed by the OIE in April, 2019. Sergey Dankvert noted that the Rosselkhoznadzor takes maximum efforts to control animal diseases. In the near future, the Service is planning to launch epidemic monitoring of designated conservation areas in Russia, where serious risks of dangerous virus introduction exist. 

Head of the Russian OIE Regional Representation Kazimir Lukauskas thanked the RF Ministry of Agriculture and Rosselkhoznadzor for the comprehensive support in the Office opening. 

The basic functions of the OIE Regional Representation include epidemic monitoring, analysis and dissemination of disease control scientific information and data rapid exchange.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28301.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Consultations with the Bureau of Food Safety and Consumer Affairs of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28299.html?_language=en On October 10, during the visit to Moscow of the Japanese delegation headed by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan Takamori Yoshikawa (Japan participated in the International Agricultural Exhibition “Golden Autumn” as a partner country), Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolai Vlasov held consultations with Mr. Norio Kumagai, Chief Veterinary Officer, Director, Animal Health Division, Bureau of Food Safety and Consumer Affairs of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The parties discussed the progress and outlined ways for further cooperation between the two supervisory agencies in order to determine the optimal safety conditions for mutual supplies of livestock products - raw beef, pork, poultry meat from Russia to Japan, poultry meat and high-quality wagyu beef from Japan to Russia.

Nikolai Vlasov drew attention of the Japanese colleagues to implementation of the OIE regionalization and compartmentalization principles on dangerous animal diseases in Russia, which ensures a high level of safety of livestock products intended for export.

The Japanese side confirmed its readiness to give top priority to evaluation of AI regionalization of the territory of Russia in order to determine the possibility of importing raw poultry meat from Russia, as well as to expand the list of Russian enterprises authorized to export finished beef and poultry meat products. The Japanese side, in turn, is awaiting a decision by the Rosselkhoznadzor on expanding the list of Japanese exporters of high-quality beef.

Following the meeting, the parties signed a protocol reflecting the agreements reached and a plan for further actions.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28299.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert holds meeting with Director General of World Organisation for Animal Health Monique Eloit on sidelines of ‘Golden Autumn-2018’ exhibition http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28297.html?_language=en

Sergey Dankvert held a meeting with Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health Monique Eloit on the sidelines of ‘Golden Autumn-2018’ exhibition. 

In the course of the meeting the parties discussed the forthcoming visit of Dr Monique Eloit to the FGBI ‘ARRIAH” subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor which would take place on October 11 as well as global trends in animal disease spread.

Monique Eloit appreciated the Rosselkhoznadzor work to control ASF and other animal diseases.

The sides acknowledged the need to enhance state veterinary control in Russia due to further deteriorating of unfavourable international epidemiological situation. 

The OIE Director General said that regional veterinary services along with the Rosselkhoznadzor had to tighten control.

Dr Eloit also stated that since large number of animals was bred on backyards in Russia, investment in veterinary specialists working in rural areas was crucial. In this regard, Sergey Dankvert observed that establishing a system of veterinary education similar to ‘Zemsky doctor’ programme was touched upon inter alia at the meeting presided by Russian president Vladimir Putin which took place on October 9, Tuesday, in Mineralnye Vody.

The parties held a press conference at the issue of the meeting where they articulated key activities of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the OIE and answered questions from the press. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28297.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor and FGBI ‘VGNKI’ take part in WHO session on control strategies to combat AMR http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28294.html?_language=en Early October 2018 the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland) hosted the second unofficial session on Global Framework for Development and Stewardship to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance.

The Russian Federation was represented by Assistant to the Minister of Health Lyalya Gabbasova and Deputy Head of Department for Surveillance of Veterinary Drug Turnover Ekaterina Agrinskaya. Senior researcher of the FGBI ‘VGNKI’ Dmitry Makarov also participated in the meeting. Director of the Scientific Research Institute for antimicrobial chemotherapy Professor Roman Kozlov was also the representative of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

The draft Global Framework for Development and Stewardship to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance sets forth global approaches that would serve as guidelines for all countries should the roadmap be approved at the UN level. The session focused on proposals and comments of the member states regarding the given document.

The participants in the meeting considered the restricted use of critically important and reserve antibiotics, including in the veterinary field. The Global Framework stipulates specific proposals on the issue. For instance, fluoroquinolones and the third and fourth generation of cephalosporins as well as colistin should be used bearing in mind the following: the use is allowed only in the absence of alternatives; the drugs should not be used as preventive treatment applied by feed or water or as a first line treatment unless justified; when used as a second line treatment, this should be based on the results of bacteriological tests. The participants acknowledged the need to include carbapenems in the above-mentioned list, that is, broad-spectrum antibiotics actively used in Africa.

From their part, the representatives of the Russian Federation, including the FGBI ‘VGNKI’, backed the proposals and comments based on prudent use of antibiotics in veterinary field. For many years one of the FGBI ‘VGNKI’ priority scientific and research projects has been veterinary monitoring and risk analysis of zoonotic bacteria resistance to antimicrobial drugs. Within the framework of the project the VGNKI scientists are isolating, identifying and testing sensibility of zoonotic bacteria isolates to clinically important antibiotics. The latest results of the research are to be presented by the institution collaborators at the 2nd OIE Conference on antimicrobial resistance which will be held on October 29-31 in Marrakesh (Marokko).   

The draft Global Framework for Development and Stewardship to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance is to be finished by the end of the year taking into consideration all articulated proposals as well as those that will be submitted to the WHO in written form till late October.     

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28294.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28276.html?_language=en On October 8, 2018, a meeting of representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel was held in Tel Aviv. The event was held in the framework of the participation of the Rosselkhoznadzor in the 15th meeting of the mixed Russian-Israeli Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation.

The Russian delegation was headed by Artyom Daushev, Head of the Department for Export-Import Operations, Transportation and International Cooperation, the Israeli side was represented by Shlomo Garazi, Chief Veterinary Officer for Import and Export.

The Israeli side has assured the Rosselkhoznadzor that by mid-November of this year, it will forward its comments regarding the response of the Russian side to questionnaires on the analysis of risks associated with the import of animal products into Israel.

To make a decision on positive assessment of the materials on the veterinary surveillance system in the Russian Federation, the Israeli side will be assisted by materials on the successful operation of MERCURY electronic veterinary certification system for more than three months. This information has been promptly submitted to the Israeli side.

The Russian side also reported that it is looking forward to the visit of Israeli specialists for conducting inspection of the Russian establishments manufacturing table eggs that are interested in supplying products to the Israeli market.

According to the Israeli colleagues, the concerned inspection is scheduled for the first half of 2019.

The parties agreed to continue work on the mutual access of livestock products to the markets of the two countries.

The parties also took part in the harmonization process of the Protocol of the 15th meeting of the Mixed Russian-Israeli Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation and made their proposals to further expand the interaction of the competent authorities in the field of veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance of the two countries.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28276.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert Held Meeting with Ambassador of Federative Republic of Brazil to Russian Federation Antonio Salgado http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28272.html?_language=en On October 8, talks between Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Russian Federation Antonio Salgado took place in Moscow. 

The parties identified certain outcomes and discussed the perspectives of trade and economic relations between Russia and Brazil with respect to the mutual deliveries of agricultural products.

Sergey Dankvert underlined the serious disparity still existing in the bilateral trade. In particular, the Brazilian export is estimated at more than USD 1 billion as at September 30, 2018, whereas the Russian supplies do not exceed USD 5.3 million in value terms. It was noted that such an imbalance could be reduced by increased imports of Russian fish and grain products by Brazil.

Antonio Salgado reported that Russia was an important trade partner for Brazil and, in that connection, the Embassy took an active part in the working dialogue between the parties and made efforts to address the emerging difficulties.

Antonio Salgado forwarded the translation of a formal letter of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil to Sergey Dankvert requesting to consider the possible resumption of porcine product supplies from 12 establishments, as well as to lift the restrictions imposed on beef in whole.

It is concerned with the decision of the Rosselkhoznadzor to impose a temporary ban on exports of beef, pork and beef and pork offal due to the detection of ractopamine, a muscle growth stimulant for animals that is prohibited in Russia, in the products imported from Brazil.

Sergey Dankvert noted that the Rosselkhoznadzor would carefully examine the data provided, carry out the analysis and comparison between them and the information held by the Federal Service with respect to the capability of Brazilian companies to meet the requirements of the Russian legislation. Upon the completion of this work, the Federal Service will initiate talks with the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28272.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300