Rosselkhoznadzor - News Rosselkhoznadzor - News en Rosselkhoznadzor 2007 - 2009 (Web Admin) (Web Admin) The Rosselkhoznadzor Informs Business Operators Engaged in Foreign Economic Activity with UK about the Import Procedure We would like to draw attention of the participants of foreign economic activity to the fact that the UK officially left the European Union on February 1, 2020.

Despite repeated requests from the Rosselkhoznadzor to the Veterinary Service of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to resolve the issue related to smooth supplies of livestock products between our countries, the Service has not received any response.

In view of this situation, currently, animal products can be supplied from the UK to Russia only if accompanied by Common forms of veterinary certificates approved by Decision of the Customs Union Commission No. 607 of 07.04.2011 (as amended by Decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission Board No. 161 of December 8, 2015), taking into account current restrictive measures. Veterinary certificates must be issued on special paper with protective elements, in the languages of the exporting, transit and importing country, and without any changes in the wording.

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The Japanese Party Completed Risk Assessment of Russian Poultry Product Import and Recognized HPAI-Freedom of Two Russian Regions At the meeting of Animal Health Committee of Japan, held on January 31, 2020, Japanese experts made a decision to recognize HPAI-freedom of two Russian regions (Bryansk and Tula regions).

The Japanese party also noted the high value of information provided by the Russian party.

According to the procedure granting access of livestock products to the Japanese market, as a next step, the Japanese party will send the Rosselkhoznadzor draft veterinary requirements for poultry meat exported from Russia to Japan for their further consideration and approval.

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Congolese delegation familiarized itself with the Russian System of grain quality and safety control The meeting between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Democratic Republic of Congo held on  January 30, 2020 was confined to completion of the official visit of the Congolese delegation to Russia. 

During their visit the representatives of the Congolese Ministry of Agriculture visited the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate institutions – All-Russian Plant Quarantine Centre (Moscow Oblast) and Grain Quality Assessment Centre (Branch in Novorossiysk and Ramenskoye) and familiarized themselves with the procedure of grain shipment for export.

Mr. Damas Mamba, Head of the Delegation, thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor for the high level of the mission organization and accompanying Congolese specialists at all stages. He remarked that Congo is greatly interested in development of trade relations with Russia, in particular, in direct export of wide range of grains  (wheat, pulses, sunflower, sorghum, malt and etc.) as well as potatoes. Basing of the Federal Customs Service data Russia exported 120 thousand tons of wheat to Congo in 2019. 

Nevertheless, there is a potential both for increasing this parameter and expanding the range of plant products imported to Congo. 

Damas Mamba remarked that grain deficit in Congo accounts for 10 million 700 thousand tons, and pulses - 3 million 500  tons. 

Another prospective area of cooperation is exchange in experience and knowledge between the Competent Authorities of the two countries. The Foreign delegation highly assessed the level of qualification of the Russian scientists and laboratory practices as well as professional equipment in institutions involved in confirmation of the quarantine and phytosanitary status, safety and quality of grain.

The Congolese party expressed interest in advanced training of specialists performing mycological, virological and bacteriological tests in Russia. Besides, Congo is considering the possibility of using pheromone traps produced by the All-Russian Plant Quarantine Centre. 

Damas Mamba underlined that Congo is open for cooperation in other areas as well and it would like to adopt Russian experience in control of quality and safety of exported and imported plant products and usage of E-systems for tracing consignments and fighting illegal trade.

Congo is the second largest country in Africa and it has more that 200 posts at the border with 9 states. Due to this fact it is interested in increasing the effectiveness of transported consignment control.

The Rosselkhoznadzor thanked the Congolese delegation for coming to Russia and remarked that it will facilitate the development of trade relations as well as professional cooperation between the competent Authorities and scientists. 

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Delegation of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Visit Russia to Get Familiarized with Grain Quality and Safety Control System Within the Rosselkhoznadzor activity on increasing Russian grain exports, a delegation of specialists from the Main Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will pay an official visit to the Russian Federation on January 26-31, 2020 to get familiarized with the quarantine phytosanitary control (surveillance) systems implemented and ensure safety and quality of grain and products thereof, as well as discuss prospects of further bilateral cooperation.

During the working visit the Congolese delegation will visit the Rosselkhoznadzor-subordinate institutions and laboratories for confirmation of compliance of grain and products thereof with import requirements that are located in Moscow and Novorossiysk , as well as will evaluate the procedure of shipping Russian grain intended for export.

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Sergey Dankvert held talks on Plant Quarantine with Director General of DG for Health and Food Safety of European Commission Anne Bucher In the course of the talks that took place on January 17, on the margins of Green Week 2020 the Parties reviewed their respective plant quarantine legislation. The Russian side reiterated its interest in exports of Russian plant products banned by the provisions of Directive 2000/29/ЕС and EU Regulation 2016/2031 to the EU and indicated its readiness to send materials requested by the EU.

With that, EU Member States stated their willingness to export seed and planting material without pre-shipment control as well as without providing information and conducting the procedure for recognition of zones, places and sites of production of the above-indicated products as free from objects subjected to quarantine in the EAEU. Instead, the EU suggests using the results of the audit of the phytosanitary control system applied in the EU Member States. To that end, the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission will send to the Eurasian Economic Commission a request for the above-mentioned procedure to be conducted by the EAEU Member States.

The Parties agreed to continue cooperation in the area under question.

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Sergey Dankvert held talks with Head of National Animal Health and Agricultural Product Quality Service of Paraguay Martin Camperchioli On January 16, Sergey Dankvert held a meeting with Head of National Animal Health and Agricultural Product Quality Service of Paraguay (SENACSA) Martin Camperchioli within the framework of Green Week 2020 in Berlin.

The talks focused on ractopamine detected in beef and beef offal produced by some Paraguayan establishments. Ractopamine is a growth promoter used in animals which is banned in Russia.

Sergey Dankvert said that the Rosselkhoznadzor had not yet received the analysis results of the above-indicated cases from the Paraguayan side. The Russian Service also awaits the information confirming that the competent authority of Paraguay is able to ensure the compliance of the exported products to the Russian and EAEU requirements.

The Parties considered the need to use methods of ractopamine detection which are equivalent to the Russian ones and to establish enhanced control of exporting establishments, notably, taking into account the long-term analysis of their performance.

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Sergey Dankvert Held Talks with Minister of Agriculture of Argentina Luis Basterro and President of SENASA Carlos Paz On January 16, within the framework of the International Green Week 2020, a meeting between Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Minister of Agriculture of Argentina Luis Basterro and President of the National Service of Agrifood Health and Quality of Argentina (SENASA) Carlos Paz took place in Berlin (Germany).

Sergey Dankvert congratulated Luis Basterro and Carlos Paz on their appointment to the current positions and expressed hope for successful cooperation with the Rosselkhoznadzor that will contribute to the development of trade relations between the countries.

The parties discussed in detail the situation related to the detection of ractopamine, an animal muscle growth stimulator banned in Russia, in beef and beef offal from several Argentine establishments.

Sergey Dankvert informed that the Rosselkhoznadzor was currently looking forward to receiving from Argentina the results of investigation with regard to the said cases and conclusive evidence that the competent authority was capable of ensuring the compliance of exported products with the requirements of the Russian Federation and the EAEU. A comment was made regarding the need for using methods for the detection of ractopamine in products intended for export to Russia that are equivalent to the Russian ones and for stricter control of exporting establishments, including that based on the long term analysis of their operation. In Russia, the Rosselkhoznadzor information systems allow for tracing the trading history of agricultural companies.

In addition, the parties discussed an issue related to the detection of antibiotic residues in Argentine animal products. The Rosselkhoznadzor noted that Argentine laboratories should turn to methods used in the EAEU when testing products exported to Russia for the presence of medicinal products. It was stressed that the Russian authority was closely monitoring the situation regarding the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry both within the country and in exporting countries.

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Sergey Dankvert, Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, met with Beate Kasch, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany Sergey Dankvert, the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, held talks with Beate Kash, the State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany on the margins of the 85th International Trade Exhibition of Food Industry, Horticulture, Agriculture and Forestry, Green Week 2020.

At the beginning of the meeting, Sergey Dankvert highlighted the importance of such talks, which allow to develop common operational mechanisms in the field of veterinary and phytosanitary medicine. 

The meeting agenda included the discussion of issues related to seed and planting material export from Germany to Russia.

To avoid pre-shipment control of seed potatoes intended for export to the Russian Federation, the German side expressed its readiness to provide information on the places and areas of its production, in accordance with the provisions of the relevant international standards for phytosanitary measures.

Taking into account the fact that Russian business is interested in supplying Russian potatoes to the German market, the Rosselkhoznadzor suggested that the German party should consider the possibility of equivalent approach in terms of mutual supplies of this product.

To formalize the supply of seed material from Germany to Russia, the sides agreed to continue cooperation in authorization of seed potato producing sites in Germany, as well as scientific cooperation in the field of plant quarantine.

Representatives of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the German Federal Republic invited the representatives of the All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center, subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor to visit the German Institute for Plant Protection in the spring of 2020.

Also during the talks, the parties discussed in detail the possibility of transit movement of cattle through the territory of the Russian Federation with stops at special resting and feeding points.

Taking into account the differences in the legislation of Germany, the European Union and the Russian Federation regarding the absence of mandatory requirements for such resting and feeding points, the parties agreed to seek for harmonization and unification of such requirements. First, the German party will send detailed explanations on this issue and the above mentioned requirements to the Rosselkhoznadzor for the comparative analysis. After analyzing the information received, the parties will discuss further joint actions to resolve the issue of smooth transit of animals through the territory of Russia.

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Rosselkhoznadzor Сonducted Technical Consultations with General Authority for Veterinary Services of Mongolia The teleconference between Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov and Head of the General Authority for Veterinary Services of Mongolia Tumendemberel Dorjnyam took place on January 10. The parties discussed issues related to the traceability of goods transited through the territory of Russia from the European Union to Mongolia.

In order to exclude the possibility of illegal legalization of such products in Russia, an agreement was reached on providing the Rosselkhoznadzor with a list of such commodities in order to verify this information with the data of the Russian veterinary authority.

In addition the General Authority for Veterinary Services of Mongolia will study the capabilities of electronic information systems of the Rosselkhoznadzor allowing quick confirmation of commodity reception. In the near future the parties will hold expert consultations regarding this issue.

The Rosselkhoznadzor also informed the General Authority for Veterinary Services of Mongolia that in the current year sanctioned goods transited by road and by rail through the territory of Russia to third countries shall be provided with navigation seals using the GLONASS technology.

In conclusion it was noted that a constructive dialogue has been established between the services facilitating quick resolution of issues on the agenda.

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Rosselkhoznadzor Discussed Issues of Livestock Product Supplies with Representatives of Competent Authorities of Switzerland On November 25, the meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the delegation from Switzerland was held within the framework of the working visit of the foreign colleagues to Moscow.

The Russian party was led by Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov and the Swiss party -  by Deputy Director of the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office Thomas Jemmy and Vice-director of the Swiss Federal Office of Agriculture Adrian Thomas Aebi.

The key topic of the negotiations was the discussion of draft instructions on the implementation by the Swiss party of the control of establishments interested in the supply of meat and dairy products to Russia. Konstantin Savenkov noted that the harmonization of these documents is at the final stage now. The Rosselkhoznadzor sent proposals to improve the instructions to the Swiss colleagues last week. It is planned that the harmonization will be completed before the meeting of еhe Russian-Swiss Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, which is scheduled for December this year. The Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor noted that after these documents come into force, the competent authority of Switzerland should send them to the establishments manufacturing animal products. Then the Rosselkhoznadzor can consider the possibility of inspecting establishments interested in export of their commodities.

The Swiss party also noted about its plans to review the list of establishments that are authorized for supplies of animal feed and feed additives to Russia. The list will be officially sent to the Rosselkhoznadzor.

Konstantin Savenkov raised the issue of supplies of the Russian livestock products to Switzerland. The Rosselkhoznadzor had previously sent a letter to the Swiss colleagues with a request to consider the possibility of expanding the export of such goods. The Swiss party promised to notify officially about consideration of this issue in the near future.

The parties agreed to address all the issues identified at the negotiations and thanked each other for the cooperation.


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Georgia Approved Possibility of Livestock Product Supplies from Russia Based on results of inspection of Russian establishments for production of animal products, carried out by specialists of the Georgian Veterinary Service in April 2019, three Russian meat establishments (beef, pork, poultry) located in the Bryansk and Belgorod Oblasts have been authorized for supplies to Georgia.

The Georgian party also informed that according to the current legislation of Georgia export of ready-to-eat meat products from Russian establishments is possible without additional inspections carried out by the Georgian Veterinary Service.

Russian establishments for production of ready-to-eat meat products that have successfully passed the inspection for compliance with Georgian requirements and have been included in the Register of Exporters are authorized for supplying their products to Georgia.

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Announcement: Auditors from European Union to Come to Russia to Assess the Possibility of Transit of Cattle and Small Ruminants from Kaliningrad Oblast to Other RF Subjects through EU Member-Countries On October 20-25, 2019 the visit of Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) auditors in order to assess the possibility of transit of cattle and small ruminants from the Kaliningrad Oblast to other RF Subjects through EU member-countries will take place.

During the audit visits to bovine and small ruminant breeding farms, veterinary laboratories and border inspection posts in the Kaliningrad Oblast are scheduled.

It has been the 4th visit of the European colleagues to the Russian Federation in 2019.

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Meeting of Co-Chairs of Russian-Chilean Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation Sergey Dankvert and Rodrigo Yanes The meeting between Co-Chairs of the Russian-Chilean Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Deputy Minister for International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile Rodrigo Yanes was held in Moscow on October 10, 2019.

The Russian party included representatives of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Energy, the Federal Customs Service, as well as the National Committee for the Promotion of Economic Cooperation with Latin America. The Chilean party was represented by officials of the Embassy of Chile in Russia, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The representatives of the business community of both countries also attended the meeting.

Sergey Dankvert noted that the regularity of the meetings of the co-chairs demonstrates a high level of confidential and constructive economic and political dialogue between Russia and Chile. The countries are bound by traditionally friendly, strong, time-tested relationships. At the same time, the Intergovernmental Russian-Chilean Commission (IGC) is a key mechanism for developing bilateral cooperation in mutually beneficial directions.

Discussing Russian-Chilean trade and economic relations, Sergey Dankvert emphasized that Chile became one of the largest foreign economic partners of Russia in Latin America and, according to the results of 2018, took 5th place in terms of trade with Russia among Latin American states. For the first time in the history of relations between the countries, trade turnover exceeded $ 1 billion. In January-July 2019, trade amounted to $ 540.5 million.

The volume of imports from Chile indicates that the conditions of Chilean commodity access to the Russian market are comfortable. Chile holds a strong position in the supply of pork fat, frozen fish, frozen pork, marine products, fish fillet, grapes, apples, pears and wine to Russia. At the same time, a significant imbalance remains in bilateral trade.

Against this background, the Russian side hopes for an equivalent approach by Chile to the implementation of Russian projects. First of all, that concerns supplies of aviation and automotive equipment, energy equipment, pharmaceuticals and the implementation of agreements between customs services and central banks.

Regarding the import of Chilean livestock products, it was noted that a number of pork- and salmon-producing establishments are under the Rosselkhoznadzor temporary restrictions introduced due to the identification of prohibited and harmful substances.

In the very near future the Rosselkhoznadzor plans to hold a series of video conferences with the Chilean competent authorities to discuss the technical side of the restrictions and agree on the timing and inspection program of the Chilean fish processing establishments. The visit of Rosselkhoznadzor specialists to Chile will take place before the end of 2019.

Rodrigo Yanes noted that the IGC makes a great contribution to the dynamics of trade and economic relations between Russia and Chile. He stressed that Russia can view Chile as a stable trading partner and assured that he will provide maximum assistance to facilitate successful implementation of joint projects in all of these areas.

It was emphasized that Chile is aimed at drawing up a long-term strategy for developing relations with Russia and is interested in increasing the supply of Russian products to the domestic market.

In addition Chile intends to continue work in the field of electronic veterinary certification, the purpose of which is a complete transition to electronic document management in the supply of agricultural products.

The parties will discuss in more detail the issues on the agenda of trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation between Russia and Chile at the 10th meeting of the IGC to be held in Chile in 2020.

In conclusion, the parties expressed satisfaction with the dialogue and agreed to intensify work on these projects in anticipation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit to be held in Chile on November 16-17 this year.

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Audit of Russian Fish Product Control System by EC Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) is Finished

The final meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives and Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) auditors, who were auditing control system of fish products destined for export to the European Union for the previous 10 days, took place on September 27 in Moscow.

In the course of the working visit to Russia, the European inspectors visited fish vessels, fish processing, and storage establishments in the Murmansk and Kaliningrad Oblasts, as well as the Rosselkhoznadzor Territorial Administrations and laboratories, including FGBI “National Fish Safety”.

During the final meeting DG SANTE auditors thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor for a carefully elaborated itinerary, which enabled to obtain a complete understanding of control system of fish products, exported to the EU. It was noted that in the course of the inspection a special attention was paid to the following aspects:

- Correction of deficiencies, noted during the previous visit;

- Knowledge of the European Union legal requirements by official veterinarians, staff of establishments, laboratories and inspectors;

- Compliance with sanitary and hygiene standards and HACCP principles at fish production;

- Product traceability from harvesting/catching and processing to storage and transportation.

In 23 days after analyzing all received information, a preliminary audit report will be drafted and sent to the Rosselkhoznadzor.

The Rosselkhoznadzor thanked the European auditors for the inspection and informed about its readiness to contribute to the improvement of control system of fish products imported to the European Union.

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Negotiations between Officials of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

A meeting between Artyom Daushev, Advisor to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, and Ali Mohammed Al-Shahi, Director General of the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was held in Moscow on September 27, 2019. The representatives of the UAE Food and Drug Authority and RF Ministry of Agriculture as well as business representatives of both countries also participated to the meeting.

The Saudi Arabian delegation visits Moscow for participation to the WorldFood Moscow exhibition.

Extending of the list of Russian poultry meat and egg producing establishments authorized for export of their products to Saudi Arabia was discussed at the meeting Three Russian poultry meat and three Russian table egg producing establishments were proposed for listing.

The Saudi Arabia representatives have informed that they are ready to carry out inspection of poultry establishments interested in export of their products to Saudi Arabia in early 2020.

Export of frozen shrimps, fish and fish products from Saudi Arabia to Russia was also discussed. The Rosselkhoznadzor informed that it had received filled questionnaire on system for ensuring aquaculture product safety and request for approval of three companies for export of their products to Russia from the Saudi Arabia competent authority. The said materials will be thoroughly examined by the Rosselkhoznadzor in the nearest future and then it will present its opinion.

The Saudi Arabian party made presentation on National aquaculture industry development, royal tiger shrimp and Indian white shrimps as well as fish cultivation amounts and technologies and structure, functions and powers of the Department of Fisheries responsible for control in this area during the meeting.

Colleagues from Saudi Arabia also informs about completion of procedure for initialing veterinary certificates for dairy products, honey and apiculture products, fish and fish products exported from Russia to Saudi Arabia. The said certificates will be forwarded soon to the Rosselkhoznadzor through diplomatic channels.

At the end, the parties expressed the hope for further development of trade relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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Meeting between Officials of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Ministry of Plantation Industries, Democratic Socialistic Republic of Sri Lanka

The meeting was held in Moscow on September 26, 2019. Representatives of the Sri Lanka Embassy to the Russian Federation and Tea Board participated to the meeting.

The parties discussed export of plant products to Russia. Sri Lanka is currently the largest black tea exporter to Russia. Also, coconut milk, spices, nuts, dried clove and other commodities are imported to Russia from Sri Lanka.

The Russian party noted that no violations have been detected in plant products imported from Sri Lanka for the last 3 years. In 2017, the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation visited Sri Lanka for assessment of tea production scale and familiarization with the system for ensuring exported tea safety.

The Rosselkhoznadzor clarified some requirements for import of quarantinable products to Russian Federation and the EAEU member countries at the request of Sri Lankan party.

The Sri Lankan representatives have thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor officials for close and fruitful cooperation and assured that premium quality tea export to Russia is a priority for their country.

The Rosselkhoznadzor officials expressed their confidence in further improvement of bilateral trade relations including increase in export of Russian grain products to Sri Lanka.

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Rosselkhoznadzor Took Part in Regional Consultative Meeting of FAO Committee on World Food Security On September 17-18 with the support of the Government of Hungary and the FAO Regional Office, the Regional consultative meeting of Committee on World Food Security(CFS) of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) took place in Budapest (Hungary). The meeting was devoted to the discussion of the zero draft of Recommendations on food systems and nutrition. In accordance with multilateral nature of the CFS the event was attended by representatives of the line ministries in agriculture, food supply and health, international organizations and research institutes, civil society organizations, private sector associations, overall about 100 representatives from 30 countries of Europe and Central Asia, including Russian Federation. The Russian party was represented by Advisor to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Vasiliy Lavrovskiy.

Recommendations prepared on the basis of the High-Level Group of Experts report on food security and nutrition after their clearance and approval at the General session CFS in 2020 are intended to be the reference document for governments, specialized agencies and other interested parties in developing national measures, institutional arrangements and work plans, required to address key reasons for malnutrition in all its aspects. Moreover, recommendations are intended to assist FAO member-countries in their practical work on the implementation of the Framework Programme of the Second International Conference on Nutrition under the framework of the UN Decade oт Nutrition (2016-2025). 

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Directorate-General Auditors of Health and Food Safety of EU Commission (DG SANTE) Launch Inspections in Russia The opening meeting of the Rosselkhoznadzor officials and Directorate-General Auditors of Health and Food Safety of EU Commission (DG SANTE) was held in the Rosselkhoznadzor today. The purpose of the visit will be conducting assessment (audit) of the Russian control system for fishery products intended for export to the European Union.

In the course of the meeting the parties discussed the program of the visit the European colleagues in Russia. During the inspection the specialists will visit fish processing establishments of Murmansk and Kaliningrad Oblasts, where they will get familiarized with control system of establishments and biosafety level. The auditors will also visit regional offices of the Rosselkhoznadzor, where they will be represented the information on the veterinary control system of fishery products intended for export. In order to get insight into the laboratory activity, the European specialists will visit the Rosselkhoznadzor-subordinate FGBI “National Fish Safety”.

At the meeting the European colleagues clarified that particular focus will be on analysis of products traceability system from the raw material provision and recycling to the storage and movement of products.

Following the visit, the inspectors will present the draft audit report within 20 days.

This has been the third visit of the European auditors to Russia this year.


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Rosselkhoznadzor Held Negotiations with State Committee for Veterinary and Livestock Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan On September, 16 a meeting between Advisor to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Artyom Daushev and Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Veterinary Medicine and Livestock Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abrar Akbarov was held in Moscow.

Representatives of industry associations of Uzbekistan and the Embassy of the Republic in Russia also took part in the negotiation process.

The parties discussed a wide range of issues. The interim results of work related to Uzbekistan getting access to Rosselkhoznadzor information systems for electronic certification, as well trainings of employees to work with programs were summed up.

In conclusion, the parties emphasized their readiness for the dialogue and building up diverse cooperation between services in order to strengthen and develop trade between Russia and Uzbekistan.

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Rosselkhoznadzor discussed imports of planting and seed materials from Austria to Russia with Austrian counterparts On September 11, on the initiative of the Austrian side the Rosselkhoznadzor held a meeting with representatives of the Federal Administration for Viticulture of the Republic of Austria with the participation of the Austrian Embassy in Russia. The talks focused on the ban introduced by the Rosselkhoznadzor in December 2018 on imports of Chardonnay grape seedlings from an Austrian nursery garden named Rebschule Tschida GmbH. The ban was imposed due to the detection of the agent of bacterial blight of grapevine (Xylophilus ampelinus (Panagopoulos) Willems in the above-mentioned variety, the agent being listed as a quarantine object for the EAEU countries. 

Imported infected products were accompanied with a plant health certificate issued by the Austrian National organization for Plant Quarantine and Health.

In the course of the talks the Austrian side presented its system for phytosanitary control of grapevine seedlings. The Austrian counterparts confirmed that primary planting materials for Rebschule Tschida GmbH nursery garden were supplied from all over the world, including such countries as France and Italy (the countries where the disease is endemic). Until now the disease has not been reported in the nursery garden in question. The parties also reviewed methods used for laboratory testing of grapevine seedlings for the given disease and came to a conclusion that there was a need of a closer cooperation in terms of laboratory testing for bacterial blight of grapevine.

The Rosselkhoznadzor reminded its colleagues of an official letter which should be sent by the Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism providing information on the results of the official investigation and on measures that were taken in connection with the detection of  bacterial blight of grapevine in planting materials from Austria.

The Rosselkhoznadzor also noted that it had sent the information on unauthorized imports of 2,400 tons of seed materials from Austria to Russia and demanded to enquire into the situation.

The participants thanked each other for the organization of the meeting and expressed their hope for a continued fruitful dialogue. 

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