Rosselkhoznadzor - News http://www.fsvps.ru Rosselkhoznadzor - News en Rosselkhoznadzor 2007 - 2009 webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) Rosselkhoznadzor Made a Number of Amendments to Register of Foreign Establishments Authorized for Animal Product Export to Russia at Initiative of Veterinary Services of Australia, Denmark, Morocco http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26950.html?_language=en The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance informs that based on information submitted to the Rosselkhoznadzor by the competent authorities of Australia, Denmark, Morocco and Chile the details of some establishments located in the above-mentioned countries were amended in the Register of establishments authorized for animal product export to the Russian market. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26950.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Working Meeting with Embassy of Republic of Korea in Russian Federation http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/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/news/26796.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Closing Meeting with Representatives of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under Government of India http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26776.html?_language=en The closing meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the specialists of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under the Government of India was held on May 31, 2018.

The Russian party was led by Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Julia Shvabauskene, the Indian party – by Head of the Directorate of Plant Protection and Quarantine of the above mentioned department Bommakanti Rajender. Head of the Federal State Enterprise “Republican Fumigation Group” Tagir Astemirov and a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation also attended the meeting.

In the course of the talks the parties discussed the Russian system of state quarantine phytosanitary surveillance as well as the results of the Indian colleagues’ visit to Russian pea and wheat exporting establishments, a grain elevator in Krasnodar Krai and a port in Novorossiysk.

The Indian colleagues noted the high level of phytosanitary safety assurance as regards Russian product export and informed that after having analyzed the entire information obtained the Indian competent authority would formally notify the Rosselkhoznadzor of the decision taken.

At the end of the meeting the Indian colleagues raised the issue of animal product supplies from India to Russia. The Russian party informed that it would consider the mentioned issue and provide a formal response. 


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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26776.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 01 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Inspectors from Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Republic of Turkey Сompleted Inspection of Russian Beef Producing Establishments http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26686.html?_language=en On May 25 a meeting between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the delegation of the General Directorate of Food and Control of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Turkey timed to coincide with the completion of the Turkish inspectors’ mission in Russia took place in Moscow. In the course of their visit to Russia the Turkish experts visited two establishments located in Bryansk and Orenburg Oblasts which are interested in beef export to Turkey.

Summing up the visit, the representatives of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor for the professional organization of the inspection and noted the high level of the infrastructure of the Russian establishments.

The parties discussed a series of issues regarding the animal product safety control system in Russia. In particular, they elaborated on such topics as the national bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) monitoring programme, the animal identification system, biological waste disposal and the assurance of livestock feed quality and safety.

The Rosselkhoznadzor forwarded the detailed information on the above mentioned issues to the Turkish party and informed that it was prepared to provide information on other issues which needed to be studied in order to authorize the Russian establishments for beef supplies to Turkey. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26686.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 25 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/news/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/news/26614.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/news/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/news/26611.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/news/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/news/26608.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 22 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Conducted Technical Negotiations with Plant Protection Organization of Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture of Islamic Republic of Iran http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26606.html?_language=en Technical negotiations of the Rosselkhoznadzor with the Plant Protection Organization of the Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture of the Islamic Republic of Iran were held on May 22, 2018 in a teleconference format on the initiative of the Rosselkhoznadzor.

As it was previously reported, the Rosselkhoznadzor expressed concern about the sharp increase in the volume of deliveries of fruit and vegetables from Iran to Russia - tomatoes by 13 times, pepper by 3 times, zucchini by 4.7 times. The Russian side also raised the issue of the origin of products not previously supplied to Russia: in 2018 about 30,000 tons of Iranian apples were imported, while in 2017 these products were not imported from Iran.

Thus, during the technical negotiations, the parties discussed the increase in the volume of supplies of Iranian fruit and vegetable products to Russia and the identification of Iranian phytosanitary certificates with the aim of determining the origin of the products. During the talks the Iranian side confirmed the production of apples in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but could not provide accurate data on the volume of production of apples.

In order to prevent imports of products subject to restrictions established by the President of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation to Russia, the Rosselkhoznadzor requested information from the competent department of the Republic of Iran on the volume of fruit and vegetable production in the country, the addresses of industries and the volumes of plant products produced by them, the quantity of products sent for export, in particular, to Russia.

The Iranian side said that it would provide these data in the near future.

 
 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26606.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 22 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Negotiations with Delegation of Arab Republic of Egypt on Mutual Supply of Plant Products http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26590.html?_language=en Negotiations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the delegation of the Arab Republic of Egypt were held on May 21, 2018 under the chairmanship of Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Yuliya Shvabauskene. The Egyptian side was represented by Head of Central Plant Quarantine Department of the Ministry of Agriculture Ahmed El-Attar. In addition, the Egyptian delegation included specialists of the Embassy of Egypt in Russia and the Egyptian-Russian Business Council. A representative of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation also attended the meeting.

During the talks the parties discussed the issue of potatoes supplies to the territory of the Russian Federation from the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Three batches of Egyptian potatoes infected with quarantine pest of brown rot of potatoes (Pseudomonas (Ralstonia) solanacearum (Smith) Yabuuchi et al.) were identified this year, and these products were supplied from the territories previously considered free from this quarantine pest for the Eurasian Economic Union, in connection with which, the Rosselkhoznadzor imposed restrictions on the supply of potatoes produced in these zones.

Yulia Shvabauskienė informed that the consideration of the resumption of potato supplies from these zones will be possible after the Egyptian side provided full information about the measures taken and the investigation carried out in each of the zones, as stipulated by international law. The Egyptian colleagues reported that they are ready to provide all necessary information to the Rosselkhoznadzor within a week and conduct technical negotiations in a teleconference format.

The parties also discussed quarantine phytosanitary requirements and quality and safety requirements for Russian wheat imported to Egypt. The Egyptian side informed that Russian wheat imported to Egypt shall be disinfected by the institutions subordinated to the Rosselkhoznadzor.

After the meeting, the parties agreed to continue cooperation between the competent departments of the two countries at the technical level.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26590.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 21 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/news/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/news/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/news/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/news/26588.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Poultry Product Deliveries to Be Resumed from Russian Federation to State of Qatar http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26501.html?_language=en On May 15, 2018 the negotiations between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the leadership of the Department of Animal Resources of the Ministry of Protection of Municipalities and the Environment of the State of Qatar on the resumption of poultry product supply from the territory of the Russian Federation to the State of Qatar were held in the city of Doha (the State of Qatar).

In the course of negotiations Head of the Veterinary Supervision Directorate for Export-Import Operations, Transport and International Cooperation of Rosselkhoznadzor Artyom Daushev and Director of the Department of Animal Resources, Mr. Farhod Khadi Al Hajiri, discussed in detail the materials on avian influenza control measures in the Russian Federation that had been provided by the Rosselkhoznadzor earlier.

The outcome of the talks was the initiation by Mr. Farhod Khadi Al Hajiri of an immediate consideration of this issue at a meeting of the special Committee on Food Safety, which concluded on the same day that the ban on import of Russian poultry products, introduced earlier by the Ministry of Health of the State of Qatar, was lifted.

During the negotiations, the Qatar side also expressed interest in deliveries of hatching eggs and day-old chicks from the territory of the Russian Federation (a veterinary certificate for such products had been previously agreed). The Rosselkhoznadzor sent a list of Russian manufacturers of these products in working order.

Also the Qatari colleagues expressed interest in importing small ruminants from Russia. In this regard, the Russian side promptly provided a model of the veterinary certificate for export of small cattle from the territory of the Russian Federation. After the Qatari side reviews the draft certificate, the parties agreed to complete its harmonization in the shortest time possible.

Taking into account the interest in the development of scientific and technical cooperation between our services and the exchange of experience in animal disease control, the Rosselkhoznadzor once again invited the Qatari colleagues to visit the leading scientific institutions of the Rosselkhoznadzor - FGBI "ARRIAH" and FGBI "VGNKI". 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26501.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 15 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Participated in Working Group on Agriculture Within 5th Meeting of Russian-Ecuadorian Intergovernmental Commission http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26476.html?_language=en

The Working Group on Agriculture was held within the 5th meeting of the Russian-Ecuadorian Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation on May 14 of this year. The Rosselkhoznadzor was represented by the specialists of the Central Office and its subordinate institutions – the FGBI "ARRIAH", the FGBI "VNIIKR", the FGBI "Grain Quality Assessment Center".

The Ecuadorian side was headed by Director General of the Directorate for Planning and Management of the Agency for Phytosanitary and Veterinary Regulation and Control José Mauricio Velasco. The meeting was also attended by Director of the Trade Representation of the Republic of Ecuador in Russia, Mr. Elias Tagle.

Opening the meeting, Mr. Velasco stressed that there has been a steady growth in the trade relations of the two countries recently and it is necessary to develop and strengthen the existing cooperation in the field of agriculture. The Russian side expressed its interest in expanding the list of products supplied to Ecuador, in particular, it concerns the possibility of exporting grain and products thereof, as well as livestock products - pork, including ready-made pork products, fish and fish products.

During the talks, the need to balance the trade turnover between the two countries was noted. To this end, the parties came to a decision to speed up the process of harmonization of memoranda on cooperation in the field of veterinary and plant quarantine that will affect several areas of future cooperation in the agricultural sector: trade, scientific, technical and educational spheres, including the exchange of experience between the leading agrarian universities of the two countries. The Ecuadorian colleagues separately raised the issue of training for Ecuadorian students in the Russian Federation and the desire to get familiarized with advanced Russian technologies and techniques.

In their turn, the Rosselkhoznadzor experts discussed the issue of the Russian side getting Ecuador's requirements for import of pork and fish products, as well as the procedure for access of Russian products to the Ecuadorian market. The Ecuadorian colleagues noted that in the first place it is necessary to provide comprehensive information on the Russian veterinary control system and the livestock potential in accordance with the provisions of Ecuadorian legislation. After a comprehensive analysis of this information the Ecuadorian colleagues will be able to decide on the possible access of Russian livestock products to the Ecuadorian market. The Rosselkhoznadzor experts said that they will send all the necessary information to the competent authority of the Republic of Ecuador in the near future.

Specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor also noted that for a more detailed study of and compliance with the Russian legislation in the field of veterinary medicine, as well as for acquaintance with the methods on the basis of which state surveillance is carried out, the Ecuadorian colleagues can conduct assessment of the Russian state system in the field of veterinary medicine.

Director of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI "ARRIAH" Dmitry Lozovoy raised the issue of agreements reached during the previous visit to Russia regarding the registration of Russian medicinal products in Ecuador. In particular, it concerns vaccines against foot and mouth disease and poultry diseases. In this regard, the parties agreed to speed up the preparation of Memorandum on scientific and technical cooperation aimed at creating programs for the welfare of livestock with regard to highly dangerous diseases, including training of Ecuadorian specialists, carrying out monitoring studies and supplying veterinary drugs to Ecuador.

The Russian side also raised the issue of the supply of grain and products thereof to the Republic of Ecuador. The Ecuadorian side expressed its readiness to consider the proposals of the Russian side. The Rosselkhoznadzor forwarded the draft Protocol between the Service and the Agency on phytosanitary and veterinary regulation and control for provision of safety, quality and phytosanitary requirements for mutual deliveries of grain and products thereof to the colleagues from the Republic of Ecuador.

The sides discussed possible options for cooperation and agreed to continue strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture, including diversification of Russian-Ecuadorian trade in agricultural products.

At the end of the meeting, the parties signed the Protocol of the Working Group on Agriculture and, thus, identified prospective topics for further cooperation in this field.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26476.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 14 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Informed Paraguayan Colleagues about Its Concerns Due to Increase in Animal Product Export Volume from this Country http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26430.html?_language=en

The meeting between Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov and First Secretary of the Paraguayan Embassy in the RF Mr. Rojas was held today in Moscow upon the initiative of the Russian party.

Konstantin Savenkov noted a positive dynamics in the development of relations between competent authorities of both countries, facilitating successful cooperation and trust maintenance.

Herewith Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor expressed the concerns of the Service about a drastic increase in the volumes of beef and beef product export from Paraguay to Russia together with an analogous increase in supplies of these products from Brazil to Paraguay. According to the available data, large holdings, owning plants both in Brazil and in Paraguay, export products, produced in Brazil via Paraguay under the guise of Paraguayan products. The Russian party stressed that export of pork and beef from Brazil is banned due to use of growth promoters in this country. In this context, the Rosselkhoznadzor is forced to impose temporary restrictions on import of products from Paraguayan plant No 38 FRIGORIFICOCONCEPCIONS.A. (cattle slaughter, cutting, beef storage, raw intestine production), which is, according to information available, can use the mentioned scheme of product supply to Russia, until the Paraguayan party presents the results of its investigation. Restrictions are imposed from May 11, 2018. The products shipped before this date will be imported into Russia based on the testing results.

In this light, the Rosselkhoznadzor addressed to the Embassy of Paraguay in Russia to get in touch with the national competent authorities for them to send to the Russian watchdog the information about the mentioned assumptions. It was noted that if such information is not available for the Rosselkhoznadzor, it will inspect Paraguayan plants in the nearest future to establish the correlation between the volumes of exported products and capacities of producing plants.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26430.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 10 May 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Final Meeting with Delegation of the Republic of Iraq on Results of Inspection of Russian Establishments http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26322.html?_language=en

The final meeting of the Rosselkhoznadzor with the delegation of the Republic of Iraq, which included specialists from the Veterinary Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Iraq, concerning the results of the inspection of Russian establishments for the production of poultry, ready-to-eat meat products and beef, was held on April 27, 2018.

The inspection was conducted on April 19-27 during which Iraqi colleagues were able to get acquainted with the state veterinary control system in the Russian Federation, with the structure of the Rosselkhoznadzor, its powers and functions, as well as directly to visit the establishments located in Belgorod, Tambov, Bryansk, Kaliningrad Oblasts.

The Iraqi experts positively assessed the system of state veterinary control and safety at the meat and poultry production, and also noted the high level of technical equipment of establishments and the effectiveness of the laboratory control with regard to raw materials and finished products.

At the final meeting the representatives of the Iraqi delegation thanked the staff of the Rosselkhoznadzor for timely providing information and assistance during the inspection, and also informed that in two weeks a report on the results of the inspection would be generated and forwarded to the Rosselkhoznadzor.

 


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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26322.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 27 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Representatives of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Resources of Republic of Serbia on Supply of Phytosanitary Products http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26290.html?_language=en

Negotiations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Resources of the Republic Serbia was held on April 25, 2018 under the chairmanship of Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision Yulia Shvabauskene. The Serbian side was headed by State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Resources of the Republic of Serbia Bogdan Iguich.

The parties discussed the phytosanitary requirements of the Russian Federation for strawberries supplied to Russia. The Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor reported that the Service will be able to consider access of these products to the Russian market after the Serbian competent authority issues full information on the Serbian producers of this product to the Rosselkhoznadzor: the list of Serbian producers of berries, names and requisite details of producers, the area occupied for the production of strawberries, as well as the planned volume of production and the planned volume of exports of strawberries to the Russian Federation.

After reviewing all the above mentioned information, the Rosselkhoznadzor will be able to allow the supply of strawberries to Russia under the guarantees of the competent authority of Serbia.

The Serbian colleagues promised to provide all the necessary information to the Rosselkhoznadzor by mid-May this year.

In addition, during the meeting the issue of supplying Serbian pears to the Russian Federation was discussed. Yulia Shvabauskene noted that the Rosselkhoznadzor has not yet received all the necessary information on Serbian suppliers, the volume of production and other parameters ensuring that the pears delivered from Serbia are actually grown in the territory of this country.

The representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Resources of the Republic of Serbia promised to send all the necessary information by the end of May this year.

In addition to the above, the Serbian colleagues raised the issue of the Rosselkhoznadzor conducting an inspection of the Serbian nursery AGROEXIM, specializing in the production of grapes seedlings, in June this year in order to resume shipments to Russia from this nursery.

Earlier, the Rosselkhoznadzor banned deliveries from the indicated nursery in view of the discovery of a quarantine object - the causal agent of the bacterial wilt of grapes.

Yulia Shvabauskene noted that before discussing the issue of conducting an inspection of the establishment, it is necessary that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia shall recognize the zone in which this nursery is located to be free from the pathogen of bacterial wilt of grapes.

Also during the negotiations the issue of signing an additional agreement on phytosanitary security between the competent authorities of the two countries was raised. The Deputy Head of the Service said that this issue should be worked out at the level of the Ministries and not duplicate the existing agreement.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26290.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Iraqi Delegation Arrived in Moscow to Inspect Russian Animal Product Suppliers http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26190.html?_language=en On April 20, 2018 a meeting between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the delegation of the Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Iraq timed to coincide with the beginning of the inspection of the Russian animal product manufacturing establishments interested in export to Iraq took place in Moscow. The parties discussed the programme of the Iraqi expert mission’s work in Russia, as well as several general issues of an organizational nature.

Next week the delegation divided into two working parties will check seven Russian poultry and cattle slaughter establishments, as well as ready-to-eat meat product manufacturing establishments for their compliance with the veterinary and sanitary requirements of the Republic of Iraq. The inspectors will visit the companies located in Bryansk, Belgorod, Tambov, Kursk and Kaliningrad Oblasts and familiarize themselves with the work of the officers of the Rosselkhoznadzor Territorial Administrations and the employees of the laboratories subordinated to the Rosselkhoznadzor.

The Rosselkhoznadzor thanked the Iraqi delegation for the organization of the inspection visit to Russia and presented a video as well as a presentation about the operation of the Russian Federation official veterinary control system for production, movement and export of animal products in strict compliance with the requirements of the importing country. The Russian side emphasized that it would give full support to the efficient conduct of the inspection which would be completed on April, 28.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26190.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Results of the Rosselkhoznadzor’s Working Visit to the Republic of Philippines http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26163.html?_language=en

On April 19, 2018 the Rosselkhoznadzor representative participated in the meeting between A.V. Gruzdev and S. Rodolfo, co-chairmen of the Russia-Philippines Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation. He also held a working meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Philippines.

During the meetings the parties discussed the results of implementing agreements specified in the protocol of the first meeting of the Russia-Philippines Intergovernmental Commission regarding inspections aimed at mutual access of animal products to the markets of both countries and agreed to exchange the reports on the inspections performed by April 27 this year.

Having discussed further procedure of animal product access to the Philippines market the Philippines party informed of its readiness to inspect Russian establishments interested in export in May-June this year. Prior to the inspection the Russian establishments will have to fill in questionnaires which will also be sent by the Philippines party by April 27, 2018 together with the report on studying the RF control system. Besides, according to the request of the Philippines party the Rosselkhoznadzor will send veterinary and sanitary requirements and norms of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Russian Federation in English. In its turn the Philippines party will provide information on the procedure and terms of fish, fish product and seafood import from the Russian Federation to the Republic of Philippines as well as documents which shall accompany the specified products.

When discussing export of Russian grain the Philippines party informed on the absence of specific requirements for export of grain intended for animal consumption. In case there is a wish to import grain for human consumption phytosanitary risk analysis shall be performed. In the present time the Russian party is preparing relevant information and within 2 months it will be sent to the Philippines party.

During the meeting the issue of cocoa bean export from Philippines to Russia was also raised. Previously this issue was discussed at the meeting with Ye. V. .Gromyko, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation during which the Philippines party submitted cocoa beans for testing. In the present time the Philippines party is waiting for their product test results.

In conclusion the Philippines party informed about its intention to hold the first meeting of the Agriculture Committee in July 2018 in Moscow. During the planned meeting between the two Ministries of Agriculture it is advisable to discuss mutual trade between Russia and Philippines.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26163.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Working Meeting with Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26088.html?_language=en On April 16 a meeting between Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov and Deputy Director of the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office Thomas Jemmi took place in Moscow. The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation represented by Director of the Department of Veterinary Medicine Maria Novikova and the Embassy of Switzerland in Moscow also took part in the talks.

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

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

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

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

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

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26088.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300
The Rosselkhoznadzor Experts Will Visit Turkey to Get Acquainted with Technology of Growing and Packing Tomatoes Intended for Export to Russia http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26032.html?_language=en

The Rosselkhoznadzor experts will visit the Republic of Turkey in April 15-21, 2018 for inspection of 13 Turkish tomato-producing establishments. The list of establishments was provided by the Food and Control Department of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Republic of Turkey.

The Russian experts will assess the said establishment for possible export of Turkish tomatoes to the Russian Federation within the next stage of the Rosselkhoznadzor activities for opening the Russian market for Turkish tomatoes.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/26032.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0300