Rosselkhoznadzor - Events http://www.fsvps.ru Rosselkhoznadzor - Events en Rosselkhoznadzor 2007 - 2009 webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) Sergey Dankvert Participated in the Working Meeting between Dmitry Patrushev, Minister of Agriculture, and Dr. Monique Eloit, Director General of the OIE http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29357.html?_language=en The Working Meeting between Dmitry Patrushev,  Minister of Agriculture, and Dr. Monique Eloit, Director General of the OIE,  took place in the OIE headquarters in Paris on February 7. Sergey Dankvert, Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, took part in the meeting. During the meeting the parties discussed epidemic situation in Russia, participation of the country in the OIE international projects and other aspects of cooperation. 

Dmitry Patrushev remarked that the OIE is the leading international organization engaged in prevention of animal disease occurrence and spread. The Bureau makes it possible for the countries to increase export of safe animal products in the complicated epidemic situation in the world. According to the Minister it is one of the basic tasks for Russia. 

One of the key issues discussed during the meeting was the RF status of a country with the FMD free zone without vaccination. It was underlined that Russia has been doing a lot to regain the status: requirements for FMD were harmonized with the requirements of the OIE Terrestrial Code – the MOA Decree on confirmation of new veterinary rules for this disease was issued. 

Besides, in the present time the Bureau is reviewing Russia’s application for obtaining an official international status of a country with BSE controlled risk. 

It was noted that the OIE statuses are quite significant for Russia, primarily, for development of animal product export from Russia.

The parties also discussed the prospects of cooperation between the OIE and Russian relevant organizations, in particular with the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate Federal Centre for Animal Health (ARRIAH) and All Russian Centre for Quality and Standardization  of Veterinary Drugs and Feed (VGNKI).

In May 2018 the ARRIAH was granted the status of the OIE Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle disease. This is another confirmation that the interaction between Russian research institutions and the OIE is developing at quite a high level. 

The VGNKI is preparing for obtaining the status of Reference Laboratory for brucellosis, salmonellosis and antimicrobial resistance. For this purpose the Centre studied the OIE regulatory documents, prepared a dossier on each aspect and, carried out some preliminary activities on building contacts with the OIE Reference Laboratories. 

In conclusion it was stressed that Russia is trying to find mutually acceptable solutions on all aspects of cooperation with the OIE and is open to the effective dialogue and beneficial interaction with the international organization.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29357.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Delegation Discussed African Swine Fever Prevention and Control Measures with Belgian Competent Authority http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29344.html?_language=en The Rosselkhoznadzor specialists visited Belgium on January 29 – 30, 2019 in order to exchange experience and evaluate the actions, taken by the state veterinary services to eradicate ASF outbreaks. The parties also discussed technical issues of veterinary information systems integration.

The representatives of Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union as well as veterinary experts of the European Commission and Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FAVV-AFSCA) took part in the talks.

In the course of the meeting the strategy of the Belgian competent veterinary authorities to control ASF spread in Luxemburg province and set of special measures to contain the disease spread out of the infected zone were described to the Russian specialists. It was noted, that the Belgian veterinary service sticks to the strategy of complete depopulation of domestic pigs and wild boar within the infected zone (Zone II) and prevention zone (Zone I).

The current EU program to control antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was also discussed at the meeting. The specialists of the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FAVV-AFSCA) gave a detailed description of antibiotic recording and control system, operating in Belgium since 2011. In the course of the talks FAVV veterinary information system and its module Sentinel-Med, aimed at collection and analysis of data about antibiotics for veterinary use, was described.

IT specialists of the FGBI “ARRIAH” subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor gave a short presentation about the state information system VetIS and its components, used for registration and control of veterinary drugs and additives (Irena, Galen). In the conclusion, the parties agreed that it was necessary to eliminate administrative and political barriers for communication and scientific cooperation between two countries in ASF and IT issues.

For reference: The first ASF outbreak in Belgium was reported in the military training area in Luxemburg province, Etalle municipality on September 9, 2018 with three wild boar carcasses found in the forest. The laboratory tests showed ASF virus in the pathological material. The further examination of the area revealed several more ASFV infected wild boar carcasses. In the light of the wild boar ecology and local geography aspects, it was decided to benefit from the experience of the Czech Republic in infection spread prevention, i.e. fencing of the infected zone, passive (Zone II) and active (Zone I) monitoring. Special teams of foresters and military men are involved into passive monitoring (search for dead animals). Active monitoring (shooting) is carried out by hunters, paid for every shot animal, subject to destruction after sampling. ASFV was recovered from 345 samples of pathological material in total as of January 17, 2019.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29344.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 06 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Ambassador of Republic of Colombia to Russian Federation Alfonso Caballero http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29315.html?_language=en The meeting between Advisor to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Artem Daushev and Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia in Moscow Alfonso Caballero was held in Moscow on February 4.

Artem Daushev informed Alfonso Caballero that the Russian side had completed an analysis of materials on the foot and mouth disease spread situation provided by the competent Colombian department and decided to send representatives to the Cesar Department to assess the effectiveness of disease control measures from February 6 to 8. The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation will include scientists from the Federal Center for Animal Health who are studying this virus and having many years of experience in its diagnosis and prevention. During the visit the delegation will inspect one of the establishments which supplied beef to Russia before the temporary restrictions were imposed.

The parties discussed the organizational issues of the upcoming Rosselkhoznadzor mission in Colombia and expressed mutual satisfaction with the constructive approach and open position of each other.

It shall be reminded that foot and mouth disease was registered in September 2018 in the Colombian Department of Boyaca, later the disease was also found in the Cesar department. In order to ensure the epizootic security in the territory of Russia the Rosselkhoznadzor was forced to impose temporary restrictions on the supply of FMD susceptible live animals from all over Colombia. to Russia in October last year.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29315.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Took Part in 71st Meeting of European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization in France http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29308.html?_language=en From January 29 to January 31, 2019 the 71st meeting of the EPPO Panel of Experts on Global Phytosanitary Issues was held at the headquarters of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) in Paris (France).

During the meeting the experts received reports on such major international events as the FAO-IPPC Regional Seminar for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, EPPO Council Session, CPM Bureau, and IPPC Sea Container Task Force, IPPC Strategic Planning Group, the IPPC working group on standards related to certain types of goods, IPPC’s Capacity Development Committee.

In addition various topical international issues were discussed at the meeting: implementation of the ePhyto electronic certification system; arranging and carrying out activities within the International Year of Plant Health 2020; the IPPC strategic goals for the 2020-2030. The participants also discussed the forthcoming meeting of representatives of the EPPO with the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAOPK) in the framework of the CPM-14 and etc.

The EPPO Director Nico Horn thanked the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor for holding the FAO-IPPC Regional Workshop for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the 70th meeting of the EPPO Expert Group on Global Phytosanitary Issues on the grounds of the All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center.

The experts stressed that arranging one of the three annual meetings of the Group and the Regional Workshop at the same time was a very useful experience and this practice should be continued. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29308.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0300
Julia Shvabauskene Negotiated with the Representatives of Brazilian Competent Authority on Soya Bean Import to Russia http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29304.html?_language=en Julia Shvabauskene, Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, negotiated to the representatives of the Plant and Animal Health Protection Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil via video conference on February 1, 2019. Casam de Carvalho Coutinho, Agricultural Attaché of Brazil in Russia. and representatives of the Brazilian Embassy to Moscow also participated to the negotiations.

The Rosselkhoznadzor’s concern about repeated detections of exceeded glyphosate levels in Brazilian soya beans was the key point of the negotiations.

Julia Shvabauskene has indicated that CU Technical Regulation on grains safety lays down requirements for grains safety and grains production processes to be complied with for human life and health protection. Thus, maximum admissible level of glyphosate in soya beans is 0.15 mg/kg. 

Julia Shvabauskene has underlined that the Brazilian Competent Authority shall take prompt measures for enhancing control of exported soya beans for their quality and safety at all production stages, forward data on investigations of all non-compliances as well as information on taken corrective actions in accordance with the Memorandum of soya bean and soya bean meal import to the Russian Federation from the Federative Republic of Brazil signed on November 20, 2009.

Finally, Julia Shvabauskene has noted that the Rosselkhoznadzor reserves the right to ban import of soya beans from Brazil.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29304.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 01 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0300
The Rosselkhoznadzor Participated in the 71st Meeting of the EPPO Experts on Global Phytosanitary Issues http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29303.html?_language=en The 71st Meeting of the EPPO experts on global ghytosanitary issues took place in the headquarters of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization in Paris (France) on January 29-31, 2019. Rosselkhoznadzor representatives took part in the event. 

During the meeting the participants listened to the reports on such international events as IPPC/FAO Regional Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, regular Session of the EPPO Council, CPM Bureau, meeting of the IPPC Sea Containers Task Force (SCTF), IPPC Strategic Planning Group, Special IPPC Working Group on standards for certain types of consignments, and IPPC Committee on Capacity Building.

Besides, different topical issues were discussed during the meeting: implementation of the ePhyto e-certification system; arranging and carrying out activities within the International Year of Plant Health 2020; IPPC strategic goals for 2020-2030; forthcoming meeting between the EPPO representatives and the North-American Plant Protection Organization  (NPPO) in the framework of the CPM-14, etc. 

Taking the occasion Niko Horn, the EPPO Director-General thanked the Russian Party for hosting IPPC/FAO Regional Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the 70th Meeting of the EPPO Experts on Global Phytosanitary Issues in the All-Russian Centre for Plant Quarantine. The experts mentioned that convening one of the three annual meetings of the Group simultaneously with the Regional Seminar was a very important experience and such practice should be implemented on a regular basis.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29303.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 01 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0300
Konstantin Savenkov Held Talks with Plenipotentiary Minister of Embassy of Republic of South Africa in Russia Henry William Short http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29230.html?_language=en A working meeting of Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov with Plenipotentiary Minister of the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Russia Henry William Short took place on January 24 in Moscow. The representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation also took part in the event from the Russian side.

The parties discussed the prospects of trade, scientific and technical cooperation between Russia and South Africa. In particular they talked about the need to intensify contacts between the competent departments in the veterinary field of the two countries in order to develop bilateral trade in livestock products, as well as to establish interaction between the scientific institutions of the two countries working in the field of protecting animal health from highly dangerous infectious diseases.

It is noted that at present South Africa actively supplies fruits, citrus fruits and wines to Russia, while at the same time being a purchaser of Russian grain. Meanwhile the existing potential in terms of mutual deliveries of livestock products has not yet been realized.

The Rosselkhoznadzor said that Russia is interested in exporting a wide range of such products to South Africa. In 2018 the questionnaire on the assessment of the veterinary service and the system of surveillance of the Russian Federation regarding the health of cattle, pigs, as well as the assessment of surveillance with regard to bovine spongiform encephalopathy was sent to the South African competent department by the Rosselkhoznadzor.

In addition the veterinary certificates for export of raw hides, fish and fish products from the Russian Federation were sent to South African colleagues for harmonization.

The situation with the supply of animal products from South Africa to Russia is complicated by the epizootic situation. At the beginning of 2018 the Rosselkhoznadzor was forced to impose a number of temporary restrictions on the supply of live animals to Russia and related livestock products due to the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza, bluetongue, African horse sickness and African swine fever in South Africa. At present the Rosselkhoznadzor is awaiting detailed information on the spread of these diseases and measures taken to combat them from the competent authority in the field of veterinary medicine in South Africa. At the same time the agency is also considering the possibility of conducting an inspection of one of the South African establishments interested in supplying feed and feed additives to Russia. Due to the fact that all of the above issues need to be discussed and a quick exchange of information is necessary to solve them, the Rosselkhoznadzor suggested organizing a videoconference with representatives of the competent department in the field of veterinary medicine in South Africa.

Henry William Short stressed that he would assist in conducting negotiations in such a format and receiving answers by the Rosselkhoznadzor to all previously sent letters. The representative of South Africa also noted that the introduction of topics related to agriculture and fisheries to the work agenda of the 16th meeting of the Mixed Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation between Russia and South Africa, which will be held in the autumn of 2019, can give additional impetus to the development of trade.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29230.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 24 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert Held Talks with Secretary of Agro-Industry of Argentine Republic Luis Miguel Etchevehere http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29195.html?_language=en On the margins of the international Green Week – 2019 exhibition in Berlin, Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Chairman of the Russian part of the Russian-Argentine Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation Sergey Dankvert held a meeting with Secretary (Minister) of Agro-Industry of the Argentine Republic Luis Miguel Etchevehere. First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Federation Committee on Agriculture and Food Policy Sergey Lisovsky and Counsellor to the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Sergey Beletsky also participated in the talks.

The parties discussed a wide range of cooperation issues. Sergey Dankvert emphasized the significance of increasing fish product exports from Argentina to Russia in the light of high demand from Russian consumers.

Secretary of Agro-Industry of the Argentine Republic Luis Miguel Etchevehere reported Argentine’s interest in supplying bovine genetic material to Russia and highlighted the quality of the product and its competitive price.

The parties also agreed to hold a number of consultations in the format of video-conferences in the course of which specialists will be able to discuss all the current issues of cooperation at the technical level, in particular, they will share expertise on veterinary product use.

In conclusion, the parties stressed the strategic nature of relations between Russia and Argentine encouraged by the work of the Russian-Argentine Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation. The next meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission is scheduled to be held in Buenos Aires in the third quarter of the current year.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29195.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0300
Round Table Discussion on ASF Spread Held in Berlin with Participation of Representatives of Competent Services and Business Associations of Russia, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and France http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29181.html?_language=en On January 17, 2019 a traditional round table meeting was held with representatives of the competent services and business associations of Russia, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and France within the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation’s working program at the international agricultural exhibition Green Week - 2019 in Berlin. The Rosselkhoznadzor was represented by Head of the Service Sergey Dankvert.

This year the roundtable participants reviewed the situation on the spread of African swine fever (ASF) and a number of other dangerous animal diseases in Eurasia, discussed protective anti-epizootic measures taken in different EU countries and in Russia and evaluated the possibilities of trade in pig products under the current conditions.

The discussion was based on a review report by the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Administration Artyom Daushev, who provided up-to-date information on ASF spread and demonstrated the approaches of the Russian supervisory service to the prevention and control of this dangerous animal disease.

Commenting on the report, Sergey Dankvert stressed that since the ASF has ceased to be a purely Russian problem, mutual understanding with experts from EU countries and other affected countries has improved markedly. There comes the realization that until the invention of the vaccine, which can stop the spread of ASF, we will have to put up with this common problem. Despite all the restrictions that the disease imposes on the pig industry, the production of pork in the Russian Federation over the past 10 years has increased 2.5 times, reaching 4.8 million tons. It is obvious that without developed information systems that allow tracing the movement of animals and products from the risk group and controlling the established parameters of regionalization and biosafety of individual establishments, it will be impossible to maintain a balance between trade interests and production safety objectives. It is important to overcome the lack of coordination between the authorities when it comes to the wild boar population control especially in environmental protection zones and nature reserves; it is necessary for different authorities and territorial administrations to work together for the purpose of timely disposal of food wastes and dead animals especially along highways used for uncontrolled transportation of goods and human migration. The epidemics spread forecast is not comforting. There is a risk of the disease occurrence in France, Germany, Austria, Finland, and Slovakia in 2019. In the East of the continent ASF, drastically invading China, is threatening Vietnam and other countries of the South-East Asia. 

The representative of the foreign surveillance bodies and industry associations welcomed the initiative of the Russian business circles to exchange updated information and highlighted that such meetings contribute to strengthening trust and help to withstand the spread of the highly dangerous disease.

The participants paid their attention to the 30-year experience of Spain in containing ASF in the territory of Sardinia and reduction in ASF cases from 100 cases in 2015 to 5 in 2018. To achieve this they had to almost completely destroy the wild boar population and terminate backyard pig farming on the island. The Italian colleagues laid a stress on the threat of uncontrolled human migration and promised to share the results of their investigations with the Rosselkhoznadzor.

The specialists from Denmark highly assessed the analysis made by the Russian specialists and mentioned the value of objective information for arranging joint disease control. Denmark is working hard to protect its territory from the illegal entrance of animals and pig products (establishing border with Germany, reduction in the wild boar population to the minimum, additional disinfection of animal facilities including the empty ones, and vehicles). A common understanding on precautions and disinfection of military machinery and equipment returning from simulations in the ASF affected countries was reached with civil authorities as well as with the Ministry of Defense.

The representatives of France and the Netherlands, where due to the high risk of ASF introduction from Belgium enhanced biosecurity measures are taken and awareness campaign is being implemented,  expressed their gratitude to the organizers of the round table discussions and their readiness to cooperate. 

In conclusion the participants supported strengthening of scientific and technical interaction between the national research centers, agreed to share information, and to jointly seek ways to safer trade.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29181.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0300
Announcement: The Rosselkhoznadzor Delegation Will Participate in the International Green Week 2019 Exhibition in Berlin http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29154.html?_language=en The International Green Week 2019, the 84th International Exhibition for Food Industry, Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry, will be held in Berlin in January 18-27, 2019. More than 1,700 exhibitors from more than 60 countries of the world will participate to the event. More than 100,000 types of food products, livestock animals and agricultural machinery will be presented. Russian agricultural achievements will be demonstrated at Russian Federation exhibition booth as well as at the exhibition booths of some Russian Regions: Stavropol Krai, Kaliningrad and Saratov Oblasts, Republic of Tatarstan.

Dmitry Patrushev, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, as well as Sergey Dankvert, Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, will represent the Russian party at the Exhibition.

There will a broad business programme during the International Green Week Exhibition and the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation is going to participate to its events. Talks for discussing the most important issues of bilateral trade in agricultural products with the competent authorities of foreign countries are planned. Round table discussion on African swine fever spread with participation of Heads of the EU Member Veterinary Services will be held. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29154.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor and Ministry of Agriculture of Thailand Signed Protocol on Safety, Quality and Phytosanitary Requirements for Mutual Supply of Grain and Products Thereof http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29044.html?_language=en On December 27, 2018 in the framework of the 7th meeting of the Mixed Russian-Thailand Commission on Bilateral Cooperation (Bangkok) a Protocol was signed between the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Russian Federation) and the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Kingdom of Thailand in the field of safety, quality and phytosanitary requirements for mutual supply of grain and products thereof.

This was preceded by the long-term work of the Rosselkhoznadzor with the authorized bodies of the Kingdom of Thailand in coordinating the wording of this document.

Considering that the Kingdom of Thailand annually imports up to 1.5 million tons of wheat and 5-6 million tons of corn, this market will significantly increase the export potential of Russian grain products.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29044.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert to Hold Meeting with Ambassador of Bolivia to Russia Hugo Villarroel Senzano http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29037.html?_language=en On December 27, 2018 the negotiations between Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Sergey Dankvert and Ambassador of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in the Russian Federation Hugo Villarroel Senzano will be held in Moscow. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss current issues of cooperation. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/29037.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 26 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert Held Meeting with Deputy Minister of Trade of the Republic of Iraq Jamil Ismail Haysem http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28958.html?_language=en Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert met with Deputy Minister of Trade of the Republic of Iraq Jamil Ismail Haysem in Moscow on December 19. The representatives of the Grain Board of Iraq and the Embassy of Iraq in the Russian Federation also took part in the talks.

Jamil Ismail Haysem thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor for organizing the visit of the Iraqi delegation to Russia, the purpose of which is to familiarize with the system of state control over the quality and safety of exported grain, and to assess the possibility of purchasing Russian wheat. As part of the mission, the Iraqi delegation will get acquainted with the activities of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center and the FGBI “Grain Quality Assessment Center”, visit the Russian elevators and evaluate the official control procedures for grain exports in Novorossiysk.

The Deputy Minister of Trade stressed that Russia is an Iraqi-friendly state and the Russian-Iraqi long-term cooperation is a top priority for the country. Iraq is interested in importing Russian grain, in particular, durum wheat for further processing into flour. In addition, the country aims at scientific and technical cooperation, exchange of experience and knowledge, implementation of investment projects. Thus, it was noted that after the hostilities the situation in Iraq has stabilized. The country pays great attention to the restoration of damaged infrastructure and the development of various branches of agriculture. In this regard, Iraq is interested in the participation of Russian companies in the construction of granaries and supplying specific modern equipment.

Jamil Ismail Haysem also proposed to set up a working group including the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Grain Board of Iraq, within the framework of supporting a favorable business climate, organizing successful grain trading and operational information exchange.

Sergey Dankvert thanked the Iraqi side for the visit and said that the Rosselkhoznadzor would provide all possible assistance to the success of the mission. The delegations will be shown the country's export potential and mechanisms of state control over the fulfillment of the requirements of countries importing Russian grain and products thereof.

It was noted that in the 90s Russia was the world's largest importer of grain and annually purchased about 30 million tons of such products. However, in the last decade, the rise of the economy in general and agriculture in particular allowed the country not only to fully provide itself with grain, but also to become one of the world's largest exporters. At the end of the last agricultural year Russia exported more than 60 million tons of grain to 133 countries of the world. At the same time the country has the resources to significantly increase this volume through the involvement of unused agricultural lands.

Of course, such progress is ensured by enhanced work of the state in terms of ensuring the quality and safety of grain supplied to other countries in terms of strict compliance with the requirements of importing countries. All grain products shipped for export are subject to testing in state laboratories and are certified.

Regarding potential grain supplies to Iran, the Rosselkhoznadzor noted that it guarantees compliance with all necessary requirements. Russia may become Iraq’s reliable trading partner who is interested in long-term cooperation and highly appreciates the opportunities provided for exporting products to the country's food market.

Sergey Dankvert noted that Russia is committed to serious work and is ready to use the most optimal mechanisms for the safe export of grain to Iraq. In particular, it is planned to provide the right to supply wheat only to those exporters who will be able to ensure the efficient processing of grain in accordance with all the specific requirements of Iraq. The parties agreed to make mutual visits on a regular basis, which will help to carefully study approaches to the control of grain products.

The head of the Rosselkhoznadzor drew the attention of the Iraqi side to the fact that Russia, in its turn, is also interested in increasing the volume and expanding the range of products supplied from Iraq. In particular that concerns nuts and dates.

In the context of the development of scientific and technical cooperation it was noted that the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate All-Russia Plant Quarantine Center has many years of experience in training international experts in the field of plant quarantine, implementing specially developed individual programs as part of advanced research on quarantine pests. In addition, the institute is engaged in risk assessment in the field of ensuring the safety of crop products supplied to Russia.

It was also noted that the Iraqi side might be interested in Russia's experience in the field of electronic certification of crop products, which allows it to track its movement across the country.

These capacities will be demonstrated in detail by the Iraqi delegation during the visit to the All-Russia Plant Quarantine Center.

The final meeting, which will summarize the preliminary results of the visit of the Iraqi delegation to Russia will be held in Moscow on Friday, December 21.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28958.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 19 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0300
The negotiations between the co-chairmen of the Russian-Chilean Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic and Scientific and Technical Cooperation (IGC), Sergey Dankvert and Rodrigo Yáñez Beníte http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28938.html?_language=en The negotiations between the co-chairmen of the Russian-Chilean Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic and Scientific and Technical Cooperation (IGC) were held in Moscow on December 18. The sides were represented by the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Director General of the General Directorate for International Economic Relations of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rodrigo Yáñez Benítez.

Representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the National Committee for the Promotion of Economic Cooperation with Latin American countries took part in the meeting from the Russian side. The Chilean side was represented by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Chile to the Russian Federation Rodrigo Jose Nieto and senior officials of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Sergey Dankvert congratulated Rodrigo Yanes Benitez on his appointment as the chairman of the Chilean part of the Russian-Chilean IGC and said that Russia is ready to facilitate mutual cooperation in a format of constructive and open dialogue based on the principles of trust.

The visit of the Chilean delegation to Moscow is related to the regular 4th meeting of the Joint commission on interaction between the EEC and the Republic of Chile. It was noted that Russia positively perceives Chile’s desire to expand cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union.

In recent years, the Republic of Chile has become one of the Russia's largest foreign economic partners in South America. According to the results of 10 months of 2018, the country took the 5th place in amount of commodity turnover with Russia among Latin American states after Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and Argentina. In January-October, the Russian-Chilean commodity turnover increased by 36% (and reached $ 973.5 million) compared to the same period last year. It is expected that it will exceed $ 1 billion - this will be a record amount of commodity turnover.

Chile mostly exports oil products, fertilizers, wood products, paper and cardboard, natural rubber, rubber to Russia. 

The structure of imports comprises food products and agricultural raw materials - fish, seafood, fruits and nuts, meat, offal and wine. After the introduction of special economic measures by Russia in response to the sanctions of a number of countries, the substitution of many goods in the domestic food market took place with the active participation of Chile. In Russia, comfortable conditions were created for Chilean products - Chilean fish, seafood, pork, grapes, apples and pears. 

However, in spite of the positive dynamics with respect to turnover, there still exists significant and increasing imbalance in supplies. In this regard, Russia hopes for Chile’s equivalent approach to the implementation of Russian projects. First and foremost, this is about the supplies of aviation and automotive equipment, power engineering equipment and pharmaceuticals. There is a strong potential regarding the use of atomic energy and cosmic space, as well as of high technologies for peaceful purposes. The implementation of these projects can benefit certain aspects of Chilean economy without creating any obstacles for Chilean manufacturers.

Sergey Dankvert also drew the attention of the Chilean party to the importance of strengthening contacts between the financial institutions of the two countries. In this vein, it is appropriate to organize consultations between the central banks of Russia and Chile on the sidelines of the regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission which is to be held in 2019.

Rodrigo Yáñez Benítez thanked Sergey Dankvert for the intensive work within the framework of the Intergovernmental Commission and for the support of Russian-Chilean trade relations in agriculture. He emphasized that Chile could become a trusted strategic partner for Russia and reassured that he would support the intensification and successful implementation of joint projects in all the fields mentioned.

The parties also discussed the perspectives for cooperation for the coming year. The Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is to take place in Chile. The Food Safety Week is to be held in Puerto-Vargas within the framework of the summit in the second half of August. These events can generate a positive impact on the enhancement of trade relations between Russia and Chile. Rodrigo Yáñez Benítez reported that Chile was going to continue its work in the field of electronic veterinary certification aimed at full transition to electronic document management with respect to agricultural product supplies.

Chile was among the first countries to support Russia in electronic certification. The countries are undertaking large-scale work in the field of information system implementation.

Besides, Chile is interested in the support of aquaculture development in Russia through the arrangement of impregnated roe supplies, as well as in scientific and technical cooperation in rice production, wine growing and wine making between the leading agricultural institutions of the two countries.

With a view to consolidate the agreements reached, in the course of the meeting, a work plan was signed between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Chile with regard to the electronic certification of animal products, fish and marine products.

In conclusion, the parties expressed their satisfaction with the dialogue and their belief in the further strengthening of interaction and the extended trade cooperation between the countries.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28938.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert to Meet with Deputy Minister of Trade of Republic of Iraq Jamil Ismail Haysam http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28936.html?_language=en On December 19, 2018 Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert will meet with Deputy Minister of Trade of the Republic of Iraq Jamil Ismail Haysam.

The parties will discuss topical issues of bilateral cooperation, including the export of Russian grain and products thereof to the Iraqi Republic.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28936.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Forthcoming Meeting Between Co-Chairs of Russian-Chilean Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation Sergey Dankvert and Rodrigo Yanez Benitez http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28919.html?_language=en On December 18, 2018 the meeting between Co-Chairs of the Russian-Chilean Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation Sergey Dankvert and Director General of the General Directorate of International Economic Relations of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rodrigo Yanez Benitez will take place to discuss the implementation of agreements reached during the previous meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission (July, 25-26, 2017, Moscow), as well as the prospects for development of trade and economic cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Chile. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28919.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Participated in Meetings of Intergovernmental Russian-Croatian and Russian-Swiss Commissions for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28791.html?_language=en On November 29, 2018, within the framework of the meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, the meeting of the Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation was held in Zagreb (Croatia). A representative of the Rosselkhoznadzor participated in the work of the Group.

In the course of the meeting, the parties discussed the status and perspectives of bilateral trade and economic cooperation and confirmed their interest in the development of agricultural product trade and the intensification of the exchange of information on the market authorization of the said products as well as in the improvement of export procedures and the facilitation of access to the markets of the two countries. Following the meeting, a Protocol was signed. The parties also agreed upon a section of the Intergovernmental Commission Protocol regarding agriculture and agricultural product safety issues.

In addition to the said event, expert consultations were undertaken in Bern, Switzerland on December 3, 2018 in order to harmonize the Protocol of the 19-th Session of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation (hereinafter, the Commission) between the Russian Federation and the Swiss Confederation.

During the meeting of the Commission, the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor took part in the harmonization of a section of the Protocol regarding cooperation in the field of agriculture, as well as interaction in animal product supplies to the markets of the two countries.

Within the framework of the plenary meeting of the Commission on December 04, 2018, an agreement was reached on holding consultations between the supervisory authorities of Russia and Switzerland with a view to continue working to compare the laws and regulations of the Russian Federation, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Swiss Confederation.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28791.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Meeting between Sergey Dankvert and Co-Chairman of Argentinean Part of Russian-Argentinean Intergovernmental Commission Horacio Reyser http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28785.html?_language=en The Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor held a meeting with First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic Horacio Reyser on the G20 sidelines in Buenos Aires (Argentina). Horacio Reyser co-chairs the Russian-Argentinean Intergovernmental Commission which from the Russian side is headed by Sergey Dankvert. Minister of Agriculture of the Argentine Republic Luis Miguel Etchevehere and President of the National Service of Agri-Food Health and Quality (SENASA) of the Argentine Republic Ricardo Luis Negri also took part in the meeting.

The parties highlighted the trend towards increasing commodity exchange between Russia and Argentina which in January-September 2018 grew by 25% compared to the same period last year and the results for 2018 would exceed $1 bln.

Russian exports to Argentina soared by 56% and imports from Argentina increased by 14%. Principal import goods are season fruits, meat and meat by-products, dairy products and seafood.

It was noted that a whole range of factors could be conducive to developing of trade relations between the two countries in future, including the agreement reached at the last session of the Intergovernmental Commission in Moscow to draw up a list of priority joint projects. Resuming of soybean meal exports from Argentina to Russia is also under way: it is now necessary to register in Russia the unlicensed GMO lines and soybean meal. A group of Rosselkhoznadzor specialists is now in Argentina to study the risk-oriented approach to control and surveillance of grain and oil plants, including soybean meal exported from Argentina. The countries also envisage boosting cooperation in fighting foot-and-mouth disease.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28785.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0300
FGBI VNIIKR signed an Agreement on Cooperation between the State Plant Quarantine Inspection under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28779.html?_language=en On November 26-30, 2018 the Delegation of the All-Russian Plant Quarantine Centre (FGBI VNIIKR),headed by Director Alexander Sapozhnikov paid an official visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The visit of the RF delegation was mainly aimed at signing the Cooperation Agreement between the FGBI VNIIKR and State Plant Quarantine Inspection Serviceof the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Agreement envisages strengthening bi-lateral relations in the field of plant quarantine and development of scientific and research cooperation between the FGBI VNIIKR and Inspection Service “Uzgoskarantin”.

During the stay Alexander Sapozhnikov visited the International Export Exhibition and Fair “Made in Uzbekistan” where he took part in the round table discussion “Role and tasks of the Inspection Service “Uzgockarantin” in increasing trade potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

Speaking before the participants of the event Alexander Sapozhnikov, Director of the All-Russian Plant Quarantine Centre, drew attention to readiness to effective cooperation between the authorized institutions of both countries in the field of quarantine and plant protection. He also spoke about the FGBI VNIIKR activities related to scientific and research support of the Rosselkhoznadzor activities as well as to synthesis and production o  pheromones and biological agents for plant protection.

The Delegation also visited the Laboratory of the State Plant Quarantine Inspection Service.

FGBI VNIIKR is the leading scientific, methodical and practical center of the Rosselkhoznadzor ensuring plant pest freedom in the Russian Federation. The Centre is one of the advanced international scientific and practical institutions in the matters of plant quarantine, and it has a status of the internationally recognized arbitration expert centre.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28779.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 03 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0300
FGBI ARRIAH hosted Seminar “Scientific and Practical Aspects of Animal Disease Diagnosis Using Contemporary Methods” http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28741.html?_language=en On November 27, 2018 FGBI ARRIAH hosted a seminar conducted by the HELICON Company, largest supplier of laboratory equipment, plastic and reagents in the Russian Federation, named “Scientific and Practical Aspects of Animal Disease Diagnosis Using Contemporary Methods”. Moderators of the seminar were Ilyas Adiatulin, Head of the Department for Laboratory Control, and Dmitry Lozovoy, Director of the FGBI “ARRIAH”.

FGBI “ARRIAH” researchers, representatives of HELICON and THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC Companies as well as Dr. Petr Kralik,  Head of the Food and Feed Safety Department (Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic) and Caldow George Laurie, Head of the Swiss Veterinary Service, author of the national recommendations for viral diarrhea control and Member of the Cattle Species Expert Group, took part in the Seminar.

During the meeting the participants discussed biotechnology development issues. In particular, the participants of the seminar addressed the issue of PRRS comprehensive diagnosis using sequencing, major areas and new opportunities of diagnosing FMD, ASF, LSD, viral diarrhea, TB, Johne’s disease and rabies. Besides, the specialists informed about contemporary rapid methods and new developments in the field of laboratory detection of pathogen causing zoonoses; capacities of MALDI-TOF mass-spectrometry for disease diagnosis, and discussed contemporary epidemic situation and avian influenza in the RF territory. 

During the round table discussion the participants shared their opinion on the problem and received  certificates. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/events/28741.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300