Rosselkhoznadzor - News http://www.fsvps.ru Rosselkhoznadzor - News en Rosselkhoznadzor 2007 - 2009 webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) Russian Poultry Products Gain Access to Singapore Market http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28075.html?_language=en On September 18, 2018 the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation and the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) held talks within the framework of the High-Level Russia-Singapore Inter-Governmental Commission on access of Russian livestock products to Singapore market. In the course of prolonged negotiations the parties agreed upon a veterinary certificate for meat, meat raw products and by-products from poultry slaughter and processing plants as well as for ready poultry meat products intended for export from Russia to Singapore.

Exports from establishments that successfully passed the audit by the Singapore competent body in 2017 are expected to start immediately. 

Other establishments interested in exports of ready poultry meat products to Singapore are to be checked by the Rosselkhoznadzor for compliance with Singapore requirements and listed in the Register of exporters in the ‘Cerberus’ information system. After that, Singapore inspectors will audit the establishments and their raw materials sources.

The representatives of competent bodies also discussed the recognition of the Russian Federation regionalization system on infectious avian diseases by the Singapore party which will authorize exports of poultry meat and by-products produced in Russia to Singapore. The Singapore party undertook to finish analyzing the documents on regionalization submitted by the Rosselkhoznadzor by November, 2018.

The acknowledgement of the Russian Federation regionalization system on African swine fever was also touched upon with the Singapore party assuring that it would finish considering the information provided for earlier equally by November, 2018.  

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28075.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0300
On Forthcoming Meeting Between Rosselkhoznadzor and Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Republic of Belarus Within the Framework of Bilateral Cooperation Road Map http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28070.html?_language=en On September 19-20 Smolensk is to host a meeting with the Belarus party at the premises of the Rosselkhoznadzor Territorial Administration for Bryansk and Smolensk regions to discuss the implementation of the bilateral cooperation ‘Road Map’ between the Department for Veterinary and Food Surveillance of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus and the Rosselkhoznadzor. 

Within the framework of the event the specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Department for Veterinary and Food Surveillance of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus will consider the integration of information systems and the discrepancy in figures for dairy products exports from Belarus to Russia according to the information of the Belarus side and the data from the ‘Argus’ system. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28070.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Delegation from Department of Agricultural Extension under Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Visit Russia http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28040.html?_language=en Within the Rosselkhoznadzor activities aimed at the expansion of Russian grain supply geography, the delegation of the specialists from the Department of Agricultural Extension under the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh will visit Russia on September 15 – 21, 2018. 

The visit will be focused on familiarization of the Bangladeshi specialists with the Russian system of grain and grain product quality and safety assurance and discussion of further cooperation prospects. 

The agreed itinerary envisages visiting institutions, involved into certification of grain and grain product quality and safety, subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor, located in Moscow and Novorossiysk. 

Besides, the Bangladeshi delegation will visit the Novorossiysk grain terminal, where it will get an insight into the procedure of official inspection of grain, destined for export. 

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28040.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Talks Between Rosselkhoznadzor and National Food Safety Agency of Republic of Moldova http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27986.html?_language=en The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation headed by Artem Daushev, Head of the Directorate for International Cooperation and Veterinary Control of Export/Import and Transportation, held a meeting with General Director of the National Food Safety Agency Gheorghe Gaber on the sidelines of the CIS Intergovernmental council for Veterinary Cooperation. 

The talks focused on the bilateral cooperation in the sphere of mutual shipments of products of animal origin. 

The Moldovan party informed the Rosselkhoznadzor that in order to obtain a right of access to the Moldovan market for products of animal origin, Russian establishments need to procure a relevant request from an interested Moldovan importer that should demand the National Food Safety Agency to audit a given Russian establishment willing to export.

The Moldovan party also presented veterinary and sanitary requirements in force for imports of regulated goods to the Republic of Moldova. The documents will be soon published on the Rosselkhoznadzor official website.

Besides, the Moldovan party also announced that there was no need to audit the plants producing feeds that do not contain components of animal origin and feeds for non-productive animals. 

Exports of such goods can be effectuated from the establishments that passed the audit for the requirements of the Republic of Moldova by the Rosselkhoznadzor and are included in the Register of exporters of the State Federal Information System “Cerberus”. 

In the course of the meeting the Rosselkhoznadzor officers also acquainted themselves with information systems used by the National Food Safety Agency, notably, with the national system for phytosanitary certificates developed by Moldovan specialists.

The Rosselkhoznadzor officers answered the questions of Moldovan counterparts regarding the SFIS “VetIS”, particularly on the notification system for animal origin products exports.

The National Food Safety Agency functionaries underlined that once the SFIS “VetIS” was integrated with the EU information system TRACES, they would be able to document the regulated goods intended for export from the Republic of Moldova to the Russian Federation by means of those information systems. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27986.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Representatives of Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Cuba to Inspect Russian Establishments for Production of Livestock Products http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27979.html?_language=en The Rosselkhoznadzor continues cooperation with the Veterinary Service of the Republic of Cuba on export of Russian livestock products.

On September 16-26, 2018 the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Cuba plans to visit the Russian Federation to inspect Russian exporting establishments located in the Belgorod, Orel, Tambov and Kaliningrad Oblasts.

The delegation will also visit the sea checkpoint in St. Petersburg and the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “VGNKI” and FGBI "ARRIAH".

On September 17, 2018 a meeting with the Cuban delegation will be held in the Rosselkhoznadzor where the program of the forthcoming inspection and a number of issues on mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of veterinary surveillance will be discussed.

 
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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27979.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Discussed Forthcoming Inspection of Russian Animal Production Establishments with Representatives of Sultanate of Oman Competent Authorities http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27969.html?_language=en The talks between representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Sultanate of Oman took place in Moscow on September 10, this year. 

The Russian party was headed by Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolay Vlasov; the Omani party was headed by Director of Livestock Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Ahmed Bin Ibrahim Al-Naibi. 

Pursuant to the visit program agreed by Russian and Omani Competent Authorities, the Omani delegation will visit poultry and beef processing plants in the Bryansk Oblast and Stavropol Krai. It is also planned to visit FGBIs Federal Centre for Animal Health and Bryansk Interoblast Veterinary Laboratory, subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor. 

In the course of the talks, the Rosselkhoznadzor experts familiarized Omani specialists with the Service structure, as well as the current system of the national veterinary control. 

Nikolay Vlasov stressed that the Service is supervising safety and quality of livestock products by tracing the whole process from stable to table. In particular, to ensure transparency of animal product movements domestically, the Federal State Information System “Mercury” was introduced. To ensure transparency of import and export supplies this system can by successfully integrated with analogous systems in other countries. 

Nikolay Vlasov noted that “Mercury” is operating in a routine mode now. About 120 million e-certificates are generated per month; it means 5 million certificates per day and 700 thousand certificates per hour. The parties also discussed Russia’s regionalization with regard to dangerous animal diseases and measures, taken by the Rosselkhoznadzor in order to prevent circulation of unsafe animal products. According to Nikolay Vlasov it is impossible to distribute products from outbreak-affected establishments thanks to “Mercury” operation.  Notification on an outbreak is immediately sent to the Rosselkhoznadzor and products cannot be marketed from this establishment. Moreover several Russian plants are classified as Compartments III and IV  (high biosecurity level) and if the area is declared not safe due to some disease, the products, originating from Compartment III and IV Establishments can be recognized safe, following the Rosselkhoznadzor inspection.

The Omani delegation thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor experts for detailed explanation of all arisen questions.   

The final meeting will take place on September 18 at the Rosselkhoznadzor Headquarters to discuss the results of the performed inspection.  

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27969.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert Held Talks with Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of Republic of Belarus Ivan Smilgin http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27937.html?_language=en The meeting of Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus, Director of the Department of Veterinary and Food Supervision Ivan Smilgin was held in Moscow today.

The main topic of the dialogue was the discrepancy between the data in the ARGUS system and the data provided by the Department of Veterinary and Food Surveillance of the Republic of Belarus on the volumes of dairy products supplied to Russia.

In particular, the parties discussed the probable reasons for the discrepancy between the information and agreed that the Department of Veterinary and Food Surveillance will conduct a thorough revision of the volumes and analysis of the information received within the next two weeks. After that an additional meeting will be held, at which the parties plan to develop an effective mechanism for confirming the volumes of dairy products supplied from the Republic of Belarus to Russia, taking into account the use of the system of electronic veterinary certification. At present, most of the agricultural goods coming from Belarus to Russia are already accompanied by electronic documents.

At the talks Sergey Dankvert noted that the trade processes between Russia and Belarus shall be built on equivalent approaches to ensuring safety and quality of products transported between the countries, based on the membership of both states in the EAEU. Accordingly, both sides shall be guided by unified documents in their activities, in particular, technical regulations of the Customs Union, as well as use equivalent methods when conducting state laboratory monitoring and research of regulated products. In this vein the Rosselkhoznadzor was surprised at the distrust and consequent reluctance of Belarus to participate in interlaboratory proficiency testing, provided by the Russian institutions. Proficiency tests are conducted to confirm the achieved level of measurement accuracy and the competence of participating laboratories. At the same time, the samples submitted by the provider for testing are encrypted, which prevents biased results.

In addition, the Rosselkhoznadzor reported that the information received from the Belarusian side on the results of monitoring research carried out in relation to establishments producing dairy and meat products and their suppliers of raw materials for compliance with the requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union does not fully meet the agreements set out in the road map. The list of missing documents that shall be sent by the Belarusian side to the Rosselkhoznadzor (test reports, validation/verification reports, etc.) will be sent to the Department of Veterinary and Food Inspection in the near future. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27937.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 06 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Mutual Inspections of Veterinary Surveillance Systems by Rosselkhoznadzor and Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Sultanate Oman expected to be Held for Bilateral Trade Development http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27889.html?_language=en During the phone talks with the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Sultanate Oman on September 3, 2018 the Rosselkhoznadzor confirmed prior agreements on forthcoming mutual inspections of animal product manufacturing plants. During the period from September 9 to September 18, 2018, the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation will visit a number of fishery and fish processing establishments in Oman and examine the system designed to ensure safety of fish products during their harvesting, storage and exportation. During the same period, the inspection mission of the Sultanate Oman will visit several Oblasts of the Russian Federation, where it will examine the safety control system used during production, processing and distribution of halal poultry meat, beef and ready-to-eat meat products.

The Oman experts will also visit the Rosselkhoznadzor Territorial Administrations and research institutions and get information about the current analytic base and methods used by the Service for highly dangerous animal and poultry disease prevention and control.  

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27889.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 03 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Deputy Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov Held Working Meeting with Chairman of Committee for Veterinary Control and Supervision of Republic of Kazakhstan Arman Utegulov http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27868.html?_language=en On August 31, a meeting between Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov and Chairman of the Committee for Veterinary Control and Supervision of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arman Utegulov took place in Moscow.

Arman Utegulov congratulated the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor on Veterinarian’s Day. In his turn, Konstantin Savenkov congratulated Arman Utegulov on Constitution Day celebrated in Kazakhstan on August 30.

During the talks, the parties discussed an issue concerning the entry of cattle from the Aktyubinsk (Aktobe) Oblast of Kazakhstan to Russia for subsequent slaughtering and processing. At present such supplies are impossible according to the OIE recommendations because the cattle in this region is vaccinated with live attenuated virus vaccine against lumpy skin disease (LSD) based on Neethling strain. Forty percent of the animals vaccinated with such immunobiological preparations demonstrate the clinical signs of LSD in the course of subsequent laboratory diagnosis tests. It should be noted that there are no diagnosis methods in the world, which will make it possible to differentiate between vaccinated and convalescent cattle.

In order to find the optimal solution to the problem and to discuss the possible cattle supplies from Kazakhstan to Russia, which do not contradict the international legal standards and satisfy the interests of both countries, the parties agreed to hold a conference among scientific experts the following week. The highly qualified specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” will represent the Federal Service during the planned consultations.

The parties also discussed the possible acknowledgement of the Russian Federation regionalization with respect to highly dangerous bird and animal diseases by Kazakhstan and the ensuing adjustment of the temporary restrictions imposed on product supplies from the regions of Russia.

Another topic for discussion was the use of an electronic veterinary certification system in mutual trade. Konstantin Savenkov emphasized that its use would considerably reduce the duration of product border inspection and prevent the illegal movement of products. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27868.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0300
The Rosselkhoznadzor Conducted Negotiations with the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) of Mexico http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27836.html?_language=en

The Rosselkhoznadzor representatives held a meeting with the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) of Mexico on August 29, 2018 in Moscow. The meeting was also attended by the representatives of the Embassy of Mexico in the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

The parties discussed actual issues of mutual supplies of fish and seafood. The Mexican side informed that in response to repeated requests of the Russian side, the information on Mexican import requirements for such products will be sent to the Rosselkhoznadzor in the shortest time.

The Rosselkhoznadzor noted that comments on the preliminary report prepared by the Service based on the results of the inspection of Mexican enterprises are expected from the Mexican side. During the visit to Mexico in December 2017, the Russian specialists assessed the operation of aquaculture farms, companies producing fish and seafood, and visited veterinary laboratories. Based on the result of the audit the report was prepared; it was sent to COFEPRIS via the Embassy of Mexico in the RF in May of this year.

In conclusion, the parties expressed hope for effective cooperation between the two authorities, which will contribute to the development of trade and economic relations between Russia and Mexico.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27836.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Meeting with Representatives of Competent Authority of Republic of Philippines on Inspection of Russian Poultry Establishments http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27812.html?_language=en The meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor and representatives of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) of the Republic of the Philippines was held on August 27 in Moscow.

The parties discussed the details of the forthcoming inspection of Russian poultry establishments which will last until September 7, 2018, as well as some organizational issues. During the visit to Russia the Philippine delegation will visit the Stavropol Krai, the Voronezh, Penza, Bryansk Oblasts, as well as the Sea Transshipment Complex and a temporary storage warehouse in St. Petersburg.

During the meeting the Rosselkhoznadzor officials acquainted foreign colleagues with the system of state veterinary control in Russia, the powers of the Service and information systems of the Rosselkhoznadzor. It was emphasized that due to the functioning of the system of electronic veterinary certification it became possible to ensure full traceability of production and movement of livestock products intended for both export and domestic sales.

The representatives of the Republic of the Philippines highly appreciated the existing system of state veterinary surveillance in Russia and thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor for the positive assistance in the organization of the inspection.


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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27812.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 27 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Telephone Talks With Representatives of Department of Agriculture of Republic of Philippines http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27781.html?_language=en On August 23, the Rosselkhoznadzor conducted a teleconference with the officials of the Department of Agriculture of the Republic of Philippines to discuss the organization of the forthcoming mutual inspection of establishments processing products of animal origin, including fish products. The inspection will take place on August 27 – September 7, 2018.

During the telephone talks the parties discussed the conditions and a preliminary plan for the Philippine inspectors in the Russian Federation and for the Russian specialists in the Republic of Philippines.

The aim of the forthcoming visit of the Russian specialists to the Republic of Philippines is to inspect fish processing establishments interested in exports of their products to Russia. Whereas, the Philippine counterparts intend to visit poultry processing establishments of the Russian Federation willing to export to the Philippine market (except for the quail meat).

At the same time, the Philippine side noted that if Russia was ready to supply quail meat to Philippines in future, an additional risk analysis would be required.

In the conclusion the sides thanked each other for a constructive dialogue and expressed their commitment to work out the questions that could arise in future.  

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27781.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with State Plant Quarantine Inspection under Cabinet of Ministers of Republic of Uzbekistan http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27742.html?_language=en On August 17 telephone talks were held between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the State Plant Quarantine Inspection under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan on ensuring the safety of fruit and vegetable products exported from Uzbekistan to Russia.

The Rosselkhoznadzor expressed its concern about the situation with the detection of objects quarantinable for Russia in Uzbek fruit and vegetable products entering the country from Kazakhstan and accompanied by phytosanitary certificates issued by the Kazakhstan quarantine service. During seventeen days of August, about 120 tons of infected fruits were detected and subjected to emergency disposal.

However, in 2017 the Russian and Uzbek authorities supervising agriculture signed the Protocol on compliance with phytosanitary requirements during the importation of Uzbek fruit and vegetable products of high phytosanitary risk to Russia, according to which all consignments are to be accompanied by the certificates exclusively issued by the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In order to prevent the entry of infected products into Russia, as well as to increase the efficiency of quarantine phytosanitary control, the Rosselkhoznadzor suggested that the Uzbek party should send consignments only to the temporary storage warehouses equipped with plant quarantine posts. In addition, the Russian authority asked the representatives of Uzbekistan to forward the copies of the phytosanitary certificates accompanying each plant product consignment intended for import to Russia to the Rosselkhoznadzor via e-mail.

Besides, the Rosselkhoznadzor requested the Uzbek party’s support in authenticity verification with respect to the mentioned documents.

The representative of the State Plant Quarantine Inspection informed that Uzbekistan was interested in resolving the existing situation and expressed readiness to establish the most fruitful interauthority cooperation possible.

The parties agreed to organize a meeting for a more detailed discussion of issues related to ensuring phytosanitary safety during mutual supplies of plant products in the course of the forthcoming visit of the State Plant Quarantine Inspection delegation to Russia to be held at the beginning of September with a view to exchange experiences and participation in the IPPC and FAO Regional Workshop for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The workshop will be held in the period from September 3 till September 8, 2018 at the facilities of the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “All-Russian Plant Quarantine Centre”.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27742.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Kingdom of Thailand http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27730.html?_language=en The meeting between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Counsellor of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Kingdom of Thailand Dulyaded Vatcharasin took place on August 16, 2018 in Moscow. The Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Moscow also participated in the talks.

The parties emphasized the intensive cooperation between Russia and Thailand’s competent authorities which contributes to the increasing trade between two countries. 

A new impetus was given to bilateral relations by the 3rd meeting of the Russian-Thai subcommittee on cooperation in agriculture which took place in July 2018 . The parties agreed to consider the export of the Russian meat products to Thailand and enlargement of the number of Thai seafood processing plants authorized on the Russian market.

According to Mr. Dulyaded Vatcharasin, Thailand is working closely on the analysis of the questionnaire filled up by the Rosselkhoznadzor on the Russian state veterinary control system and situation in animal breeding. When this work is finished, the Thai party will be ready to inspect Russian beef and at a later time pork producing plants.

The Rosselkhoznadzor informed the Thai counterparts of the possibility to expand the list of Thai seafood processing plants authorized in Russia after respective inspections are carried out. Currently more than 60 companies are certified to export to Russia. At the same time, the Russian authority underlined that the enhancement of trade relations should consider the interests of both countries. 

Mr. Dulyaded Vatcharasin also stated that the ratification of the Protocol between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Kingdom of Thailand on safety, quality and respect of phytosanitary requirements during mutual supply of crop and crop processed products was at the final stage. The Protocol will allow Russia to export crop to Thailand.

Finally, the parties expressed their willingness to settle the above-mentioned issues as soon as possible and agreed that the cooperation and communication would be enhanced by the work of Mr. Ponkrit Ouita, Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Moscow.  

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27730.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Ambassador of Republic of Paraguay in the Russian Federation Ramon Antero Diaz Pereira http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27652.html?_language=en On August 9, 2018 the representatives of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance met with Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay in the Russian Federation Ramon Antero Diaz Pereira in Moscow.

The parties discussed the situation regarding Paraguayan establishment No. 38 FRIGORIFICOCONCEPCIONS.A. (cattle slaughter, beef cutting and storage, production of intestinal raw materials), subject to temporary restrictions in May due to suspicions of supply of Brazilian beef under the guise of Paraguayan products to Russia (beef supplies from Brazil have been banned due to use of ractopamine - muscle mass growth stimulator in animals).

The Rosselkhoznadzor recorded an increase in the volume of supplies of beef and beef offal from Paraguay to Russia, along with a similar increase in the supply of such products from Brazil to Paraguay. At the same time the number of detected violations of veterinary and sanitary requirements of the Russian Federation in the export of Paraguayan meat products has also increased.

During the talks the Rosselkhoznadzor noted its concern over this situation and expressed hope that the Paraguayan side would take all necessary measures to prevent such situations and strengthen control over the export certification of products intended for Russia.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay to the Russian Federation Ramon Antero Diaz Pereira confirmed that Paraguay is also extremely concerned about this problem and said that in the near future the Rosselkhoznadzor will be provided with materials on the results of the investigation and information on specific measures taken by the National Animal Health and Quality of Agricultural Products of the Republic of Paraguay (SENACSA) to prevent supplies of Brazilian meat products under the guise of goods produced in Paraguay.

In conclusion it was noted that Mr. Pereira’s constructive approach and deep engagement in cooperation with the Rosselkhoznadzor and SENACSA facilitate the solution of key tasks aimed at stabilizing and developing mutual trade. 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27652.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Forthcoming Meeting of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Ambassador of Republic of Paraguay in the Russian Federation Ramon Antero Diaz Pereira http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27636.html?_language=en

On August 9, the representatives of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance will meet with Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay in the Russian Federation Ramon Antero Diaz Pereira. They will discuss current issues on cooperation in the field of veterinary surveillance.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27636.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Delegation to Visit Vietnam http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27525.html?_language=en

For the purpose of discussing the problematic issues arising during exports of Russian grain to the Vietnamese market, including the notifications of the Vietnamese side to the Rosselkhoznadzor about the detection of objects quarantined for Vietnam in consignments of Russian wheat, from July 30 to August 1, 2018 the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation will come on a working visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

During the visit the negotiations are planned with the representatives of the Department for Plant Protection of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The delegation will also visit the testing laboratory of Vietnam where the compliance of the quarantine phytosanitary condition as well as quality and safety of grain and products thereof are confirmed.

For reference: Based on the data of FGIS Argus-Fito, the export of products to Vietnam in 2017 exceeded 1,785 thousand tons, including wheat – 907,6 thousand tons. Since the beginning of 2018 Vietnam has exported 1, 491 thousand tons of grain products, including wheat - 813 thousand tons.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27525.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Meeting with Delegation of Food and Environmental Hygiene Department of Hong Kong CAP on Inspection of Russian Livestock Breeding Establishments http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27520.html?_language=en

The meeting of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the delegation of the Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygiene Department took place on July 30, 2018 in Moscow.

The key topic of the talks was the inspection by Hong Kong colleagues of Russian livestock production facilities from July 30 to August 3 of the current year.

In the course of the inspection it is planned to visit a feed mill and facilities for production of poultry meat, beef and pork located in the Tambov, Bryansk and Moscow Oblasts. In addition, in accordance with the approved program, the delegation will visit the FGBI "ARRIAH" subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor in the Vladimir Oblast.

The Rosselkhoznadzor responsible officers familiarized the Hong Kong colleagues with the structure of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, its powers in the field of veterinary control implementation, and activities to support the export of Russian livestock products.

The parties discussed the production of poultry meat, pork and beef in Russia. As it was noted during the talks, Russia fully meets the country's demand for poultry meat, and by 90% demand -for pork meat. At the end of the talks the parties agreed to hold a final meeting at the Rosselkhoznadzor upon completion of the inspection to discuss the preliminary results.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27520.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Negotiations on Export of Russian Products with Competent Service of Republic of Moldova http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27398.html?_language=en

On July 19, 2018 the Rosselkhoznadzor and the National Food Safety Agency of Moldova held a teleconference to discuss the issues of Russian livestock product supplies to the market of Moldova.

The Rosselkhoznadzor invited the Moldovan colleagues to visit Russia in order to assess the system of state veterinary control, as well as to inspect domestic establishments, review the work of the inspectors and the activities of the research institutes and laboratories subordinate to the Service.

In addition, the Rosselkhoznadzor addressed to the Moldavian side with a request to forward to the Service the legal acts that came into force this year that regulate the mandatory inspections of livestock establishments for the supply of products from importing countries.

The Rosselkhoznadzor also asked the Moldovan colleagues to respond to the requests of the Service regarding the export of low-risk Russian goods to Moldova, in particular, pet food.

In conclusion, the parties discussed the possibility of organizing a working meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the National Food Safety Agency of Moldova with a view of detailed discussion of all issues related to mutual trade in both livestock and crop production.

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27398.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Results of negotiations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the General Directorate of Customs of the People's Republic of China on export of Russian grain to the Chinese market http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27395.html?_language=en

Before the 2nd round of consultations on the identification and lifting of restrictions in trade, economy and investment between the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation held negotiations (on July 18) with the General Directorate of Customs (GDC) of the PRC on admission of Russian grain products to the Chinese market and expanding the list of Russian regions from which Russian exports are allowed.

The parties noted an increase in the export of Russian grain products to China, as well as the beginning of supplies of oats, buckwheat, flax seeds and sunflower seeds, for which the relevant protocols have been signed on November 1, 2017.

The General Directorate of Customs of the PRC reported on the volumes of annual imports of grain products to China: about 90 million tons of soybeans, 4 million tons of rapeseed, 3-4 million tons of maize are imported; and, taking into consideration the large capacity of the grain market, expressed interest in increasing imports of Russian grain products.

It is worth noting the discussion of the existing regionalization system for such crops as wheat, soybean, maize, rice and rapeseed. In particular, the representatives of the General Directorate of Customs informed about the readiness, after the provision of relevant information by the Russian side, to consider the possibility of conducting a phytosanitary risk analysis for all subjects of the Russian Federation, based on which it is expected to conduct on-site audits in 2019.

Also the General Directorate of Customs reported on the final stages of the procedure for the analysis of phytosanitary risks for wheat grown on the territory of the Kurgan Oblast.

During the meeting, the Chinese side was given draft protocols on barley and beet pulp, revised according to the comments of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Further discussion of the draft protocols is planned within the framework of telephone negotiations after their consideration by the GDC representatives.

In conclusion, the parties agreed on the possibility of holding the 7th meeting of the Russian-Chinese Permanent Working Group on Cooperation in the Field of Veterinary Surveillance, Phytosanitary Control and Food Safety in September 2018.

The delegation of the Rosselkhoznadzor also participated in the second round of consultations under the supervision of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Commerce of China during its working visit to China, during which the Russian party reported on the agreements reached with the General Directorate of Customs (GDC) of the PRC on regionalization and in particular, on the readiness of GDC to consider the possibility of expanding the list of regions from which the export of Russian grain products is allowed. This refers not only to approval of 1-2 subjects of the Russian Federation, as before, but of all the regions of the country, for export of wheat, soybean, corn, rice, soya and rape seeds to China, after submission of the information necessary for the analysis of phytosanitary risks and on-site audits.

 

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http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/27395.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0300