Rosselkhoznadzor - Events http://www.fsvps.ru Rosselkhoznadzor - Events en Rosselkhoznadzor 2007 - 2009 webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) Results of Rosselkhoznadzor Delegation Visit to Indonesia http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/27249.html?_language=en

In the period from July 2 to July 5, 2018 the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor paid a working visit to the Republic of Indonesia.

In the course of the talks with the Agricultural Quarantine Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia the parties discussed the issues of expanding the list of grain crops exported from Russia. The Indonesian party reported that the information materials necessary for the access of corn, rye, soy previously forwarded by the Rosselkhoznadzor were at the final stage of consideration, and in July-August the Russian party would be informed about the possibility of corn and soy export to Indonesia, and in September-October – about the access of peas and rye. In order to expedite the access of some Russian grain crops to the Indonesian market and to increase Russian grain exports, the Rosselkhoznadzor considers ensuring the permanent presence of the Service representative in Indonesia.

The Quarantine Service of Semarang, as well as the representatives of importing companies assured the Rosselkhoznadzor that the phytosanitary condition of Russian grain was much better than that of the grain supplied by other exporting countries. Besides, at present Russian grain is more attractive at the global market owing to its lower price.

In its turn, the Rosselkhoznadzor reassured about the strict observance of the Indonesian quarantine phytosanitary requirements and the intensification of control over exported grain. Taking into account the Indonesian party’s interest in export deliveries of tropical fruits (papaya, mango, bananas) to the Russian market, the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives informed about the procedure for the entry of quarantinable products to the Eurasian Economic Union and provided the Indonesian colleagues with the English version of several EAEU regulatory documents governing the quarantinable product entry procedure for consultation.

In order to improve transparence and openness in the mutual deliveries of quarantinable products to the markets of the two countries, the parties discussed the possible harmonization of Russian and Indonesian phytosanitary surveillance information systems.

Moreover, the perspectives for further cooperation with Indonesia were discussed within the framework of the talks between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Indonesia L. G. Vorobyeva and Trade Commissioner of the Russian Federation in Indonesia S. Yu. Rossomakhov.

For reference: in 2017/2018 agricultural year Russian wheat export to the Indonesian market exceeded 1.5 million tons, which is 4.1 times more as compared to that of 2016/2017 (360 thousand tons).

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/27249.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Visit of Agricultural Attaché of Embassy of Brazil to St. Petersburg http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/27171.html?_language=en On June 28-29, 2018 Agricultural Attaché of the Embassy of Brazil Cosam de Carvalho Coutinho visited Saint-Petersburg in order to familiarize himself with the official veterinary control system. The foreign specialist went to the First Container Terminal of the Big Port of St. Petersburg where he became familiar with the clearance procedure for Brazilian raw meat. The officers of the Rosselkhoznadzor Territorial Administration for St. Petersburg, Leningrad and Pskov Oblasts showcased the procedures for documentary, physical, laboratory checks of consignments. During his visit the representative of the Embassy of Brazil took part in the working meeting with Deputy Head of the Territorial Administration Oleg Emtsev and Director of the FGBI “Leningrad Interoblast Veterinary Laboratory” Nina Brovkina. Within the framework of the event the parties discussed the issues of veterinary control during animal product export and import. The specialists of the laboratory demonstrated the process of product sample reception and testing to Mr. Coutinho, made him familiar with the recording system for material submitted for tests by entering data into Vesta information system, as well as showed him the technical equipment of the institution.

In the course of his visit to St. Petersburg the foreign specialist also familiarized himself with the work of the Rosselkhoznadzor Territorial Administration inspectors at the veterinary check point located at OOO “Tamarix” temporary storage warehouse.

Mr. Coutinho noted the professional approach of the specialists to the entry control of products imported to the Russian Federation and thanked for being given the opportunity to become familiar with the existing veterinary control system.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/27171.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 04 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0300
FGBI “ARRIAH” Received Quality Award http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/27169.html?_language=en The “International Star for Leadership in Quality” award ceremony was held within the framework of the International Convention on Quality, organized by the "Business Initiative Directions" in Paris (France) on July 1, 2018. The FGBI “Federal Center for Animal Health” subordinated to the Rosselkhoznadzor was represented by Director Dmitry Lozovoy. Thanks to the achievements in the field of quality and innovation, the Center received high marks of its activity and became the laureate of the "International Star for Leadership in Quality" award in the Gold category. For more than 30 years the "Business Initiative Directions" company has been organizing international summits and conventions where organizations from different countries are judged for their merits in the field of quality. The "International Star for Leadership in Quality" award is an indicator of the success achieved by an awarded organization on its path to adherence to the principles of quality in its industry. Receiving the award gives an opportunity to join a group of companies from 179 countries of the world with the aim of further interaction and exchange of experience in theoretical and practical aspects of quality. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/27169.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 04 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert Held Talks with Ambassador of Republic of Colombia Alfonso López Caballero http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/27158.html?_language=en

The meeting of Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia Alfonso López Caballero took place today in Moscow. A representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation also took part in the negotiations. The key topic of the dialogue was the discussion of the investigation carried out by the competent Colombian authorities regarding the cases of tetracycline detection in beef from two Colombian establishments identified in 2016 and 2017 by the Rosselkhoznadzor, as well as the issue of Russian wheat supplies to Colombia.

Sergey Dankvert stressed that to date the Service has not received all the necessary documents from the competent veterinary authority of Colombia, reporting the cause of tetracycline in the beef, nor the results of the investigation with the test reports. The Rosselkhoznadzor did not receive information regarding the state monitoring of meat products from these establishments conducted by the veterinary department of Colombia.

As the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor noted, this information is extremely important for making a decision on giving access to establishments and permitting the supply of Colombian meat products to the Russian Federation. In addition to the above documentation, it is also necessary to provide state guarantees from the competent veterinary authority of the Republic of Colombia regarding the provision by the Colombian side of the safety of meat products for deliveries from these establishments to Russia.

The Colombian side noted that it would request the necessary documents from the competent veterinary authority of Colombia and, if provided, officially send it to the Rosselkhoznadzor.

The parties agreed to hold talks on this issue this week in a videoconference format with the participation of experts and discuss in detail all the issues that have arisen.

Mr. Caballero expressed the interest of the Colombian side in Russian imports of wheat and buckwheat. In this connection, the parties discussed the need to harmonize a phytosanitary certificate for these products. Sergey Dankvert invited the Colombian colleagues to visit Russia and get acquainted with the system of state phytosanitary control, as well as to visit the establishments exporting Russian grain.

In addition, the parties agreed to sign a protocol of negotiations with the Colombian Institute of Agriculture for further successful cooperation.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/27158.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 03 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Upcoming Meeting of Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert with Ambassador of Republic of Colombia in Russian Federation Alfonso López Caballero http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/27145.html?_language=en

On July 3 of the current year, the negotiations of Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Sergey Dankvert with Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to the Russian Federation Alfonso López Caballero. The purpose of the talks will be to discuss current issues of bilateral cooperation in the field of veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/27145.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Working Meeting with Embassy of Republic of Korea in Russian Federation http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26796.html?_language=en On June 1 a meeting between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Russian Federation Soon Wook Kwon was held in Moscow on the occasion of the forthcoming meeting of the Russian-Korean Joint Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation which will take place in Seoul on June 7.

The parties identified the subjects to be addressed within the framework of the Russian delegation visit to the Republic of Korea aimed at the participation in the Intergovernmental Commission. In particular, the development of mutually beneficial trade in animal and plant products will be discussed. For example, it is planned to consider issues related to Russian animal product export to the Korean food market in accordance with the principles of compartmentalization and regionalization of the country’s territory. These mechanisms have already formed the basis for Russian product export to such countries as Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and several others.

The representative of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea informed that the Korean veterinary service was currently performing risk assessment with respect to Russian beef and poultry meat import. The preliminary results of the assessment will be submitted to the Russian party during the forthcoming meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission.

In addition, the parties plan to discuss the possible increase in Russian grain supplies to Korea as well as the extension of their range. In this vein, the Rosselkhoznadzor requested to accelerate the process of providing the Service with import requirements relating to food safety of grain and grain products imported to Korea.

Another topic of the ongoing talks was the inspection of Korean lysine manufacturing establishments which will be conducted by the Rosselkhoznadzor this autumn. The Korean party informed that the draft programme of the inspection would be submitted for harmonization and resolving technical issues.

Soon Wook Kwon confirmed that the Korean party would render the necessary support to organization of a meeting between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Animal and Plant Health Agency of the Republic of Korea for a preliminary discussion of mutual cooperation issues to be subsequently brought up for discussion at the Intergovernmental Commission meeting. 


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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26796.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Met with National Service for Animal Health and Food Safety (SENASAG) of Ministry of Rural Development and Land of Bolivia in Paris http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26696.html?_language=en On May 23, 2018 within the 86th OIE General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) the meeting between Deputy Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov and General Executive Director of the National Service for Animal Health and Food Safety of the Ministry of Rural Development and Land of Bolivia, Javier Suárez Hurtado was held at SENASAG in Paris (France).

The representatives of the veterinary service of Bolivia expressed interest in the inspection of livestock establishments carried out by the Rosselkhoznadzor experts with a view of further access of Bolivian beef to the Russian market.

The Russian side noted that the Bolivian side needs to inspect Bolivia's beef production facilities for compliance with the requirements of Russia and the EAEC, and to present a list of such establishments to the Russian side. The Rosselkhoznadzor, in its turn, will consider the inclusion of the inspection visit of the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists to Bolivia in the second half of 2018 after all the necessary information is received, including the previously requested materials.

The Russian side also invited colleagues from Bolivia to the Russian Federation to conduct an inspection of Russian establishments and familiarize themselves with the veterinary control system in Russia.

The parties agreed to continue cooperation in the identified areas. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26696.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 28 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Negotiations with Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security of Republic of Botswana http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26691.html?_language=en On May 24, 2018, on the margins of the 86th General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov held a meeting with Director of the Veterinary Service of the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security of the Republic of Botswana Mr. G. Modisa.

The negotiations took place on the initiative of the Botswana side to discuss the possibility of supplying beef to the Russian market.

The representatives of the Republic of Botswana noted that the production of livestock products is one of the main directions of the country's agricultural sector. Botswana manufacturing companies are aimed at increasing the volume of beef exports to the Russian market.

Konstantin Savenkov explained to Botswana colleagues about the functioning of a clear step-by-step system for access of livestock products to the Russian market, the first stage of which is the assessment of the veterinary surveillance system of the country interested in supplying its products to Russia.

The Botswana side invited the Russian specialists to conduct an inspection of Botswana beef establishments during 2018.

Besides, Mr. G. Modisa expressed interest in imports of vaccines and medicines for animals from the Russian Federation, and also stressed the importance of sharing experiences of Botswana and Russian scientists in the field of veterinary medicine.

Konstantin Savenkov expressed readiness to assist in organizing a meeting of Botswana specialists with the staff of FGBI "ARRIAH" with the aim of further cooperation of both countries on this issue. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26691.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 28 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Conducted Negotiations with Representatives of National Service for Safety of Food of Morocco (ONSSA) Within 86th OIE General Session http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26690.html?_language=en On May 24, 2018 on the margins of the 86th OIE General Session a meeting of the Rosselkhoznadzor headed by Deputy Head Konstantin Savenkov and representatives of the National Service for Food Safety in Morocco was held.

The parties considered the possibility of harmonizing the veterinary certificate for beef meat exported from Russia to the Kingdom of Morocco.

The Russian side suggested that Moroccan specialists consider the possibility of delivering beef meat taking into account the FMD regionalization of the territory of Russia.

Konstantin Savenkov informed the Moroccan colleagues in detail about the internal program of regionalization for this disease, and also noted that work is currently being actively carried out to prevent and eliminate the virus on the territory of Russia, in connection with which the country's status as a "free zone from foot and mouth disease without vaccination." is expected to be recovered.

The Moroccan side expressed hope for the successful completion of work in the Russian Federation to eliminate contagious animal diseases and to continue cooperation in the field of veterinary surveillance.

The Moroccan specialists also informed about the completion of harmonizing the draft veterinary certificate for milk derived from cattle and small ruminants exported from the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Morocco and dairy products thereof, which was previously sent by the Russian side with an official letter. Comments on this issue will be forwarded to the Rosselkhoznadzor in the shortest possible time.

At the end of the meeting the parties thanked each other for productive negotiations and agreed to continue mutual cooperation on the issues of access of livestock products to the markets of the two countries. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26690.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 28 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Negotiations on Technical Cooperation on Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) between Russia and EU within 86th OIE General Session http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26629.html?_language=en

On May 22, 2018 in Paris (France), in the framework of the 86th General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) the negotiations between the representatives of DG SANTE, EU experts and Russian delegates including experts from the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI "ARRIAH” were held, where the parties discussed possible technical issues of cooperation between the EU reference laboratory and the reference laboratory for livestock diseases of the FGBI "ARRIAH".

During the talks the experts discussed LSD diagnostic methods used at the EU and RF reference laboratories. The FGBI "ARRIAH" specialists made proposals on the possibility of obtaining and using isolates and strains of capripoxviruses of various geographical origin deposited in the collections of European institutes, which will allow to validate existing domestic LSD diagnostic test systems.

In addition, an agreement was reached on the participation of the Russian laboratory in annual proficiency tests organized by the EU reference laboratory for capripoxviruses (lumpy skin disease, sheep and goat pox) with the aim of international harmonization of research methods and validation of employees’ skills.

In the discussion of vaccination strategy issues, the EU representatives informed about approaches to the use of vaccines in a number of EU countries. The Russian side initiated the joint study of the effectiveness of various vaccination strategies for determining safety and immunogenicity indicators.

Taken into account the common interest that Russia and the EU have shown to LSD, the interaction between the laboratories will allow optimizing disease control measures in the regions and will ensure a regular exchange of experience and scientific information by the specialists.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26629.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Meeting with Director-General of National Health Service for Safety and Quality of Agricultural Products in Mexico Within 86th OIE General Session http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26614.html?_language=en On May 22, 2018 on the margins of the 86th General Session of World Organization for Animal Health in Paris (France) Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov met with Director General of National Health, Safety and Quality of Agricultural Products of Mexico, Joaquin B. Delgadillo Alvarez.

The parties discussed the issue of Mexican supplies of meat products to the Russian Federation obtained from animals that were raised without the use of growth promoters. The Russian side noted that the results of the inspection of Mexican establishments conducted by the Rosselkhoznadzor showed that segregation is not observed on meat production lines at the establishments.

In addition, the laboratory monitoring system in Mexico does not meet the requirements of the Russian Federation, since no tests are conducted on a number of safety indicators.

The representatives of the Veterinary Service of Mexico assured that in the near future they will provide the necessary guarantees for ensuring safety of products supplied to the Russian Federation, including materials on the segregation program applied at establishments interested in exporting their products to Russia.

The parties agreed to consider the possibility of signing a bilateral agreement on regionalization with regard to contagious animal and avian diseases, with a view to ensuring safety of mutual supplies of livestock products. The Mexican side will prepare a draft agreement and forward it to the Rosselkhoznadzor. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26614.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Konstantin Savenkov Met with President of National Animal Health and Quality of Agricultural Products (SENACSA) of Republic of Paraguay Within 86th OIE General Session in Paris http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26612.html?_language=en On May 22, 2018 on the margins of the 86th General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health in Paris (France) a meeting between Deputy Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov and President of National Animal Health and Quality of Agricultural Products (SENACSA) of the Republic of Paraguay Ugo Federico Idoyaga Benitez was held. The main topic of the talks was the Rosselkhoznadzor's identificatrion of violations related to illegal deliveries of the Brazilian meat products prohibited for import to Russia under the guise of Paraguayan products.

The Paraguayan side informed that illegal schemes were identified with regard to the relevant establishments of Frigorifico Consepcion group company. Also, colleagues reported on the internal audit of the relevant establishment No 38, and assured that no signs of illegal activities were detected, and addressed to the Rosselkhoznadzor with a request to lift the restrictions.

The Russian side reported that an increase in the supply of beef and beef offal from Paraguay to Russia was noted even before information was received about the specific fact of the violation at the company of Frigorifico No. 38. At the same time, according to the Rosselkhoznadzor, not less than 7 thousand tons of meat raw materials were supplied to Paraguay from Brazil. The Paraguayan side assured that information about the investigation will be forwarded to the Rosselkhoznadzor in the near future.

At the end of the meeting the parties agreed in the near future to hold a videoconference where the proposals of the Russian side to prevent supply of livestock products of dubious origin to Russia will be discussed.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26612.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Коnstantin Savenkov Participated in Meeting of Eurasian Economic Union Member-States on Animal Product Traceability on Sidelines of 86th OIE General Session http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26611.html?_language=en On May 22, 2018 the meeting of the representatives of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member-states performing control in the veterinary field was held on the sidelines of the 86th OIE General Session in Paris. Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov represented the Russian party at the meeting.

In the course of the meeting the representatives of the veterinary services of the EAEU member-countries addressed the issue of adopting the Regulation on harmonized approaches while performing identification, registration and tracing of animals and animal products. At the same time, it was noted that the majority of the provisions of the mentioned document were reflected in the national legislation of the most of the EAEU member-states, and all controversial issues had been harmonized.

The issue of the implementation of a risk-based approach while performing the official veterinary control (surveillance) was also addressed. Konstantin Savenkov explained that such approach would facilitate the operation of bona fide establishments whereas dishonest establishments would leave the market gradually. At the same time, the Rosselkhoznadzor representative expressed the willingness to provide the detailed information on this issue to the countries concerned in the nearest future.

Besides, the parties discussed the veterinary drug authorization procedure in the EAEU member-countries, including the form and the terms of the authorization procedure, as well as the issue of the identification of criteria on the basis of which laboratories (centres) can be authorized for reference functions.

In conclusion, the parties thanked each other for the constructive dialogue and expressed their willingness to address the issues raised routinely in the video conference format. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26611.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Representatives of Veterinary Service of Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries of Republic of Tunisia within Framework of 86th OIE General Session http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26610.html?_language=en On May 22, 2018 the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor held a meeting with Director General of the Veterinary Service of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries of the Republic of Tunisia Dr. Malek Zrelli in Paris within the framework of the 86th OIE General Session.

The parties discussed the issue of Russian animal product supplies from Russia to the Tunisian market.

In particular, the Tunisian party explained the procedure for the access of such products to the Tunisian market which consists of 3 stages:

- assessment of the veterinary surveillance system of the importing country;

- accreditation of animal product suppliers;

- harmonization of the relevant veterinary certificates.

Konstantin Savenkov assured the representatives of the Tunisian party that the information on the regionalization of the Russian Federation territory with respect to animal infectious diseases would be sent to the Tunisian colleagues within two weeks and invited them to inspect the Russian animal product manufacturers willing to export their products to the Tunisian market for their compliance with the veterinary and sanitary requirements of Tunisia.

The issue of electronic certification was also addressed in the course of the talks. The parties agreed to cooperate in an expeditious manner in this matter.

Besides, Dr. Malek Zrelli provided the Russian party with the list of the Tunisian fish product manufacturers willing to supply their products to Russia, as well as with the materials of the investigation aimed at the identification of the reasons for the presence of prohibited and harmful substances in amounts exceeding MALs in the products of a Tunisian fish processing establishment requested in the Rosselkhoznadzor official letter in March, 2018. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26610.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Participated in 23rd Meeting of Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation of Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26608.html?_language=en On May 22, 2018 the 23rd meeting of the Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission took place in Moscow under the chairmanship of Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation A. Gruzdev and Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of India R. Teaotia. The Rosselkhoznadzor was represented by Assistant to the Head Vasiliy Lavrovsky at the meeting.

The parties discussed a wide range of issues concerning the improvement of trade conditions between the two countries including the mechanism of “one window”, the conclusion of the agreement on a free trade zone between the EAEU and India, the launch of the International North-South Transport Corridor via Iran, current issues of regional and sectoral cooperation including the cooperation in agriculture. Considerable attention was given to the mutual access of agricultural products to the markets of the parties where the interaction between Russian and Indian supervisory authorities plays a great role.

The Indian party is seeking opportunities to increase the supplies of buffalo meat, dairy and egg products, fish and sea products, tropical vegetables and fruits to the Russian market. The Russian suppliers consider the access of wheat grain, legume crop, poultry meat, fish and sea products, RTE pork and lamb products, feeds and feed additives, sheep wool to be a topical issue. As regards the trade in livestock products between the countries there is an obvious disparity, because unlike the Indian buffalo meat, fish, egg powder which are already being exported to the Russian market, practically none of the above mentioned types of Russian products can be supplied to the Indian market due to the absence of harmonized veterinary documents. The increase in Russian grain supplies is threatened by high import duties (exceeding twice or thrice those in Russia) and the unjustified prohibition by the Indian authorities to use the alternative fumigation methods for consignments (methyl bromide is proposed as the only means).

The parties agreed to jointly seek the ways of resolving as regards the obstacles emerging in veterinary and phytosanitary field. The forthcoming visit of the Indian plant quarantine experts’ delegation to Russia in late May will provide a good opportunity to discuss the backlog of issues. The delegation will be led by Director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Wellfare of India B. Rajender responsible for the issues concerning the safety of agricultural products imported to India. The Indian experts are to inspect the status of the Russian port infrastructure and to familiarize themselves with the alternative technology for decontaminating the consignments intended for India with phosphine.

The thorough discussion of the questions raised will be held at the meeting of the Working Group on Agriculture of the Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission which can take place by prior appointment in July of the current year. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26608.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 22 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Forthcoming Visit of Indian Specialists to Russian Federation http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26605.html?_language=en

In accordance with previously reached agreements with the Indian side experts from the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Welfare of farmers of the Ministry of Agriculture under the Government of India will visit the Russian Federation from May 27 to June 1, 2018.

During the visit the Indian delegation will get familiarized with the system of state quarantine phytosanitary surveillance, including the procedure for disinfection with phosphine-based drugs, as well as with the work of institutions subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor.

Reference: according to the FGIS Argus-Fito since the beginning of the current agricultural year (from 01.07.2017 to 21.05.2018) exports of grain and products thereof from Russia to India amounted to 567.3 thousand tonnes, including peas – 285.6 thousand tons, wheat - 274.9 thousand tons, chick peas - 4.7 thousand tons.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26605.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 22 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Meeting between Konstantin Savenkov and Director of the Serbian Veterinary Directorate on the Margins of the 86th OIE General Session in Paris http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26594.html?_language=en On May 21, 2018 a meeting between Konstantin Savenkov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, and Emina Mlakara, interim Director of the Serbian Veterinary Directorate was held on the margins of the 86th OIE General Session. The meeting was devoted to topical issues of cooperation  including inspection of Serbian establishments for their compliance with the RF and EAEU requirements. 

The Serbian Party expressed interest in inspection of the establishments by the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists, both previously approved and being under restrictions as well as new establishments interested in animal product export to Russia. The Russian Party highlighted that the specialists of the Serbian Veterinary Service should familiarize themselves with the RF and EAEU veterinary regulatory framework and repeated inspections of Serbian establishments should be performed.

The parties agreed to develop cooperation including scientific cooperation as well as cooperation in the field of veterinary e-certification. Thus, implementation of e-certification is considered by the Russian Party as one of the most important criteria in the risk assessment system, ensuring full traceability and safety of imported products. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26594.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 22 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Representatives of Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Development of Republic of Vietnam Within 86th General Session of OIE 2018 http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26589.html?_language=en On May 21, 2018 the delegation of the Rosselkhoznadzor took part in the negotiations with the representatives of the Republic of Vietnam within the framework of the 86th General Session of the OIE, which is to take place in Paris from May 20 to May 25, 2018. The Russian delegation was headed by Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor K.A. Savenkov.

The Vietnamese delegation was led by Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Vietnam Mr. Wu Van Tam.

During the talks the parties thanked each other for fruitful cooperation in the field of mutual supplies of livestock products to the markets of the two countries.

The Russian side reminded the Vietnamese colleagues that they are still expecting to hear the position and receive comments on the regionalization and compartmentalization of the territory of Russia with regard to African swine fever after they forwarded the materials in the official letters of the Rosselkhoznadzor in October 2017.

In their turn, the Vietnamese side assured the Rosselkhoznadzor that it would speed up the process of considering these documents.

In addition, in order to continue the procedure for access of Russian livestock products to the Vietnamese market, the Russian side forwarded to the Vietnamese colleagues drafts of veterinary certificates for exported dairy as well as fish products from the Russian Federation to the Vietnamese market and expressed hope for their harmonization as soon as possible.

For its part, the Vietnamese side touched upon the issue of deliveries of poultry and pork products, as well as fish products to the Russian market.

Regarding the supply of meat products from Vietnam to Russia, Mr. Wu Wang Tam invited Russian specialists to conduct another inspection of Vietnamese manufacturing establishments interested in supplying their products to the Russian market.

In addition, Mr. Wu Wang Tam expressed the desire of Vietnamese exporters to increase the volumes of exported fish products to Russian consumers, and also recalled that the materials on the preliminary report on the inspection by Russian experts of Vietnamese establishments, which was held in December 2017, are under consideration by Rosselkhoznadzor experts.

K.A. Savenkov informed the Vietnamese colleagues that active work is under way to analyze these materials, and as soon as the harmonization process is over the Rosselkhoznadzor will express its position in its official letter.

At the end of the meeting, the parties thanked each other for the opportunity to hold negotiations within the framework of the 86th General Session of the OIE and agreed to actively cooperate with each other in addressing issues of mutual interest. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26589.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Konstantin Savenkov Met with Director of the Department for Animal Production and Health, Republic of Argentine, on the sidelines of the 86th OIE General Session in Paris http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26588.html?_language=en Konstantin Savenkov, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, met with Ricardo Maresca, Director General of the Department for Animal Production and Health (SENASA), Republic of Argentine, OIE Delegate, on the sidelines of the 86th OIE General Session in Paris, on May 21, 2018. 

The meeting was held at the Russian party’s initiative due to its concern associated with drastic increase of antibiotic detections including antibiotics of tetracycline group in animal products supplied from Argentine.

The Russian party noted that the Rosselkhoznadzor would have to impose restrictions in case of further detections of banned and hazardous substances in Argentine products.

The SENASA representatives have informed the Rosselkhoznadzor officials about veterinary control system including obligatory official laboratory monitoring of produced animal products that is in place in Argentine as well as about traceability system.

The Argentine party expresses its readiness to forward test results for the said violations and information on measures taken for control of antibiotic content in products of the Argentine establishments and for prevention of poor-quality product export to the Russian market to the Rosselkhoznadzor. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26588.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Meeting Between FGBI “VNIIKR” and Delegation of Economic Service of French Embassy in Russia on Functioning of FGIS Argus-Fito and Implementation of French system "Expadon2" and TRACES system http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26546.html?_language=en On May 16, 2018 a meeting of Russian experts with the delegation of the Economic Service of the French Embassy in Russia on the functioning of the Federal State Information System (Argus-Fito) and the possibilities for interaction with the French certification system "Expadon2" and the European system TRACES was held on the grounds of the FGBI "VNIIKR". TRACES is an integrated computerized system used for veterinary needs and established in accordance with Decision 2003/24/EC; it is a web-based veterinary certification tool used by the European Union to control import and export of live animals and products of animal origin within and outside the EU.

The Russian experts led by Director of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI "VNIIKR" Alexander Sapozhnikov introduced their French colleagues to FGIS Argus-Fito. The French side noted that the Russian Federation is a long-standing and reliable partner of the European Union, and expressed a desire to conduct joint work on the integration of Russian and European electronic systems in order to optimize the data exchange procedure.

During the visit, the delegation of the French Embassy got acquainted with the main activities of the institute in the framework of ensuring the phytosanitary well-being of the territory of the Russian Federation, visited the laboratories of the Testing Expert Center of the FGBI “VNIIKR” where it highly appreciated the level of equipment and competence of its specialists.

The information system "Argus-Fito" intended for both international trade and for the issuance of documents for internal movement was launched in 2014. It is a global information system covering all stages of control and movement of regulated products of high phytosanitary risk on the border of the Russian Federation and across its territory. The system supports a unified database of phytosanitary documents and the formation of reports of various levels on their basis. It interacts with the NPPOs (national organizations for quarantine and plant protection) of the exporting countries to establish the authenticity of foreign phytosanitary documents. It exchanges data with the Federal executive bodies with the help of the Inter-Agency Electronic Interaction System (IEIS). Due to the automation of the process of issuing phytosanitary documents and the introduction of electronic documents signed by a qualified electronic signature, the efficiency, convenience and control of the work of business entities when working with products of high phytosanitary risk increases. Subsystem "Authorization of foreign phytosanitary certificates" allows to receive in electronic form a confirmation of the authenticity of the issued phytosanitary certificate. Up to date, 63 countries are connected to the Subsystem "Authorization of Foreign Phytosanitary Certificate": a) in automatic mode - 3 countries (Turkey, Argentina, Chile) (direct access to the database of issued phytosanitary certificates); b) in the automated mode - 60 countries (through request to the dispatcher). Access addresses, and all subsystems of the Argus-Fito FGIS are described and presented on the Rosselkhoznadzor website www.fsvps.ru. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/26546.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 18 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300