Rosselkhoznadzor - News Rosselkhoznadzor - News en Rosselkhoznadzor 2007 - 2009 (Web Admin) (Web Admin) Mutual Warning System between the Rosselkhoznadzor and AQSIQ Developed to Curb Falsification of Health Certificates for Fish Meal Exported from the Russian Federation to China

The Rosselkhoznadzor and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) agreed to establish a scheme of exchanging information on health certificates for fish meal issued and sent by the Rosselkhoznadzor for export from the Russian Federation to China.

The mutual warning system will help to rapidly find a solution to falsification of health certificates issued by the Rosselkhoznadzor inspectors for fish meal exported from the Russian Federation to China. The falsification cases were detected during the official inspection of the AQSIQ experts at the Russian fish-processing plants/vessels – producing fish meal, fish oil.

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Export of Russian Heat-treated Products to Japan The Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan informed of the following (letter from June 29, 2017): before the completion of evaluation of epidemic situation in Russia, and for attestation of the Russian enterprises producing heat-treated products from cloven-hoofed animals and poultry for export to Japan, it is necessary to carry out inspection of each enterprise by Japan specialists. In this regard enterprises interested in export of the said products to Japan shall apply to relevant territorial administration of the Rosselkhoznadzor to carry out the inspection  for compliance with veterinary and sanitary requirements of Japan and for further application forwarding to Japan. 

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Negotiations between Rosselkhoznadzor and Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives and N. Ruksupap, specialist of the Veterinary Inspection and Quarantine Department of the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, was held on June 28, 2017. Representatives of the Royal Thai Embassy in Moscow also took part in the meeting.

The meeting was held in the framework of previous arrangements of the Competent Authorities of the two countries on procedure of exporting domestic animal products, i.e. pork offal, to the Thai market. Previously the Rosselkhoznadzor had sent the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives answers to the questionnaire on the system of safety insurance during this product manufacturing in Russia. During analysis of the submitted materials experts of the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives prepared additional questions to the Rosselkhoznadzor associated with arrangement and implementation of ASF prevention and control measures in Russia. In that respect specialists of the ASF Reference Laboratory and Information Analysis Centre of the subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor FGBI «All Russian Centre for Animal Health» (FGBI «ARRIAH») made a detail research and submitted the required documents on the specified issues and on the RF territory regionalization for dangerous diseases to the Thai party.

N. Ruksupap thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists for the presentation and explained that having studied the submitted documents and considering additional information obtained during the consultation the special Export Council under the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will make a decision on practicability of inspection of Russian establishments interested in export of pork offal (the invitation was sent to the Thai party). At the end of the negotiations the parties discussed several technical issues of feed and feed additive export to Russia from Thailand.

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Telephone Talks between Rosselkhoznadzor and Chief Department for Food and Control, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of the Turkish Republic

Technical consultation between specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Chief Department for Food and Control of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of the Turkish Republic was held on June 28, 2017. The main topic of discussion was the official visit of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Turkish Republic, which will take place on July 10-14, 2017. During the visit RF establishments interested in beef export will be inspected.

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Forthcoming Meeting between Sergey Dankvert, Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Luis Benjamin Chimoy Arteaga, Peru's Ambassador to Russia

Meeting between Sergey Dankvert, Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Luis Benjamin Chimoy Arteaga, Peru’s Ambassador to Russia will be held on June 29 2017. It will be aimed at discussion of bilateral cooperation.

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Rosselkhozandzor’s Technical Consultations with General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of PRC

Rosselkhozandzor’s Technical Consultations with General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of PRC (AQSIQ) were held on June 26, 2017 by way of phone talks.

The parties discussed a number of issues related to the agreement over the draft Protocol on phytosanitary requirements for wheat exported from Russia to China (the effective Protocol was signed in December, 2015).

The Rosselkhoznadzor and AQSIQ representatives made special focus on the discussion of amendments to the List of harmful wheat pests quarantinable in China, which the parties propose to make (Annex to the above mentioned Protocol).

During the consultations the Parties agreed to continue exchange of essential technical data and appreciated each other’s efficient activities and fruitful cooperation.

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Meeting between Territorial Administration of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Representatives of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Services of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Chelyabinsk

A meeting was held in Chelyabinsk on the 23d of June and was devoted to control of movements of plant and animal products through the Southern–Urals part of the Russian-Kazakh border. Representatives of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance took part in the meeting: Maxim Tsukanov, Deputy Head of the Directorate for International Cooperation and Veterinary Control of Export/Import and Transportation; Vyacheslav Semyonov, Deputy Head of the Directorate for Phytosanitary Surveillance and Seed Control of the Rosselkhoznadzor; heads of two territorial administrations of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Naumov (for the Chelyabinsk Oblast) and Sergey Ryabikh (for the Orenburg Oblast); Director of the FGBI “Chelyabinsk IVL” Viktor Tikhonov; Deputy Heads of the Territorial Administrations of the Rosselkhoznadzor in the Chelyabinsk Oblast, Heads of the Border control  department at the national border of the Russian Federation and during transportation and from the Department for Plant Quarantine of the Rosselkhoznadzor Territorial Administration for the Chelyabinsk Oblast. The oversight body also invited federal inspector for the Chelyabinsk Oblast, representatives of the Border Division of the Russian Federal Security Service in the Chelyabinsk Oblast, of the Chelyabinsk Customs Office of the Federal Customs Service, the Department of the Federal Highway Police for the Chelyabinsk Oblast of the Federal Agency for Transport Supervision (for the Chelyabinsk Oblast) and representatives of the Ministry of agriculture of the Chelyabinsk Oblast.  The Kazakh delegation was headed by Almbek Mars, Deputy Head of the State Inspection Committee in the agro-industrial complex in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Olzhas Ausabayev, Vice Chair of the Committee for veterinary control and surveillance of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The delegation also included representatives from three oblasts of Kazakhstan – Kostonaysky, Aktyubinsky, Western Kazakhstan: heads of the regional territorial inspections of the Committee for veterinary control and surveillance; heads of the food safety departments and mobile units of the territorial inspections; heads of the departments of State Inspection for Plant Quarantine and Phytosanitary Control Posts of the territorial inspection of the State Inspection Committee in the agro-industrial complex in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The meeting was initiated on the 9th of June in Moscow, when negotiations were held between Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Vice-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulmira Isayeva, when the two sides made a decision to develop together some joint measures in order to prevent import of products to Russia from Kazakhstan without properly completed veterinary and/or phytosanitary certificates. Head of the Territorial Administration for the Chelyabinsk Oblast Sergey Naumov expressed gratitude to the Kazakh delegation for their participation in the meeting and noted how representative the delegation was and highlighted previously expressed interest in this dialogue. Maxim Tsukanov informed the participants about outcomes of the negotiations held between Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Vice-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulmira Isayeva. During the discussion the two sides agreed to launch a pilot project of joint raids at the border territories of the Chelyabinsk and Orenburg Oblasts. Maxim Tsukanov explained that the main goal of the meeting is to make decision on the activities of joint mobile groups at the borders.

Almabek Mars noted that despite the fact that there no preliminary notification posts on the Kazakh side of the border, transportation of consignments without accompanying documents is still registered, therefore, Kazakhstan as well as Russia is interested in arranging control during transportation and in bringing undisciplined carriers to justice. He also noted that Kazakh veterinarians and phytosanitary inspectors are ready to start joint checks at the border notification point as soon as possible.

At the end of the meeting a decision was made to start joint raids at the border notification point in the Chelyabinsk and Orenburg Oblasts in the near future after cooperation scheme is developed and clarified. The Kazakh side will be represented by experts from food safety department, mobile units, departments of the State Inspection for plant quarantine and phytosanitary control posts in the regional inspections of three Oblasts: Kostonaysky, Aktyubinsky, Western Kazakhstan; the Russian side will be represented by officials from the border veterinary control departments at the state border of the Russian Federation and phytosanitary control departments of the Rosselkhoznadzor territorial administrations for the Chelyabinsk and Orenburg Oblasts. Members of the raid groups will be chosen next week as well as the duty table will be approved and persons responsible for implementation of the pilot project will be established.


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Technical consultations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and Director of the State Inspectorate for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic Kalysbek Zhumakanov

Consultations via teleconference were held on June 22, and were aimed at discussion of the planned inspection of poultry establishments by EEU competent authorities in China. The inspection will start from June 26 at the initiative of the Kyrgyz party.

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Agreement between the Rosselkhoznadzor and DG SANTE to use Electronic Veterinary Certificates for Products Subject to Veterinary Control Transiting the EU Territory

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance informs the stakeholders and organizations about the agreement between the Rosselkhoznadzor and European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) that veterinary certificates issued using electronic system FGIS «Mercury» will be accepted for accompanying the consignments subject to veterinary control going transit through the territory of the European Union (EU) provided that their content corresponds with the requirements established by the EU legislation for each type of product, and provided that veterinary certificates are printed on ordinary white paper and authenticated by stamp and signature of the certifying official veterinarian of the exporting country.

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Rosselkhoznadzor Took Part in the 1st Russian-Japanese Meeting at the Level of Deputy Ministers for Agriculture

Rosselkhoznadzor representative took part in the 1st Russian-Japanese meeting under the chairmanship of Yevgeny Gromyko, Deputy Minister for Agriculture of the Russian Federation, and Hiromichi Matsushima, MAFF’s Vice-Minister for agriculture, on June 19, 2017. Norio Kumagari, CVO, Head of the Veterinary and Sanitary Unit of the Department for Customers Affairs and Food Safety took part in the meeting from the side of the Japanese Surveillance Service.

A wide range of issues was discussed in the course of the meeting. Cooperation in phytosanitary control and veterinary surveillance was one of the major points in the agenda. In particular, the following issues were discussed: mutual export of poultry meat and beef, import of Russian fodder grass to Japan, export of organic fertilizers from Japan, extension of the list of Russian producers of finished cattle and poultry meat products under the guarantees of the Russian Surveillance Service, as well as the Japanese request on lifting of temporary restrictions imposed on products coming from the areas most seriously affected by the earthquake and tsunami caused by the accident at Fukusima-1 nuclear power plant.

The parties acknowledged a high level of trust and increased cooperation between the surveillance departments of the countries developed within the last few years. Thus, pending to the agreements specified in Protocol 1 of the Russian-Japanese working group on mutual cooperation in veterinary field mutual inspections of food plants producing interested in export of their products were performed, as well as export of fish products from Aomori to Russia without annex to the Veterinary Certificate and additional tests for radionuclides was approved.

The parties agreed to continue their cooperation using all possible mechanisms, including telephone talks and communication in English via the e-mail, to accelerate the progress of work.

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Official veterinary control of exported Russian food products A wide range of developing agricultural companies has been formed in Russia. They are highly competitive in the food market and raise extensive funds for their development. Significant investment in large agro-industrial holdings as well as the government’s financial support, allow for the intensive ramping up of animal production. 

As a result, the industry doesn’t only meet national demand for meat and fish but also demonstrates sustained annual growth. Well-managed business processes assist in achieving better development in global agricultural markets. The intense international trade is preceded by detailed but extremely extensive operations of the Russian competent authorities. Each establishment having an intention to become an exporter is subject to detailed inspection by the Veterinary Service; first of all, the preparedness of the business operator to comply with the veterinary and sanitary requirements of an importing country is being checked. 

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Negotiations between Rosselkhoznadzor and Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply on Access of Russian Wheat to Brazilian Market

According to the agreements achieved at the 10th meeting of the Russian-Brazilian intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation, a conference call between representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply was held on June 14, 2017. In the course of the meeting the parties discussed the Rosselkhoznadzor’s proposal on amendments to Regulating Instruction No. 39 of 03.12.2009.

In order to avoid complications during export of wheat to Brazil and based on the Brazilian phytosanitary requirement analysis, the Russian party proposed to make amendments to the Regulating Instruction, e.g. to exclude a number of quarantine objects and admit single quarantine weed seeds in consignments of Russian wheat to be exported to Brazil.

At the end of the conference call the parties agreed that the Russian party would provide information on harmful objects spread in the territory of Russia and on their ability to spread with wheat.

In its turn the Brazilian party will provide a phytosanitary certificate model as well as an additional declaration filled in, in compliance with quarantine phytosanitary requirements of Brazil.

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Negotiations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan

The meeting will take place in Moscow. During the dialogue the Russian party expressed its concern about increasing re-export of illegal products produced in countries banned for import to the Russian Federation from Kazakhstan to Russia.

The Rosselkhoznadzor has underlined that the most frequent violations are absence of labels and marks on packages, non-valid phytosanitary certificates and entry of apparently banned products.

The Kazakhstani party has assured Russian colleagues that its Ministry carries out investigations of such violations upon each request of the Rosselkhoznadzor.

During the meeting the parties have agreed that Kazakhstan should establish a permanent effective mechanism that will enable to stop re-export of the sanctions-covered products to the Russian Federation.

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Upcoming Inspection of Russian Establishments by AQSIQ Representatives

A visit of representatives of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) aimed at the assessment of safety control system during the production of fish feed meal and fish oil will take place from June 5 to 16, 2017. In accordance with the program agreed upon by the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Chinese competent authority, the Chinese delegation will visit Russian fish processing establishments and vessels located in the Primorsky and Kamchatka Krais, interoblast veterinary laboratories of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the FGBI “National Centre for Fishery and Aquaculture Product Safety”.

Also the delegation will visit the Rosselkhoznadzor Territorial Administrations to familiarize themselves with their structure and functions.

The first meeting with the Chinese delegation is to be held in the Rosselkhoznadzor on June 5, 2017. The parties will discuss issues on their cooperation in veterinary field and inspection of Russian establishments.

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Negotiations between Rosselkhoznadzor and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as well as Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan Russian-Japanese negotiations which continue active dialogue between the countries on mutually beneficial trade in animal and plant products were held on June 2, 2017.

The countries discussed some results of mutual inspections of Russian and Japanese establishments, aimed at improving trade, held in March 2017. The Japanese Party informed that to finish preparation of the preliminary report on results of the visit to Russia for assessment of the current national surveillance system ensuring veterinary and sanitary safety of poultry products intended for export to Russia it will request the Rosselkhoznadzor additional information on avian influenza. Herewith, the Japanese Party highly assessed the level of equipment at Russian establishments and compliance with veterinary and sanitary standards for product manufacturing.

The Russian Party confirmed readiness to provide Japanese colleagues with necessary data in full.

The Rosselkhoznadzor informed that it is currently studying information received in the second half of April. The information was requested during the inspection to Japan for assessing epidemic situation and safety system implemented during high quality kobe beef production. However, taking into account the amount of recieved materials and absence of translation into Russian the analysis will take a longer time. During the negotiations the Parties also discussed programmes for mutual inspections that will take place in May. Japanese experts in their turn will assess the current RF surveillance system ensuring veterinary and sanitary safety of poultry products intended for export to Russia.

In the nearest time the Rosselkhoznadzor will send to Japan answers to the questionnaires on the system of raw meat safety ensurance which is a part of risk assessment procedure.

In order to start export of Russian forage to the Japanese market the Japanese Party requested the Rosselkhoznadzor to forward it a detail description of its growing and preparation technology as well as methods of controlling quality and certification system, production volume and amount of exported corn silage feeds.

The Japanese Party also confirmed its intention to export organic fertilizers to Russia. The Rosselkhoznadzor remarked that the Eurasian Economic Commission is currently developing common requirements for import of such fertilizers to all countries of the Union. In conclusion both Parties agreed that it is important to establish most optimized and equivalent conditions for mutually beneficial trade. 

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Negotiations between Rosselkhoznadzor and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ)

Negotiations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and AQSIQ were held in Beijing on May 25-26 and dealt with the issues of supplies of Russian grain and grain products to China.

During the negotiations the parties discussed draft protocols on phytosanitary requirements for buckwheat and buckwheat grain, oats and oatmeal, sunflower seeds and oil flax seeds intended for exportation from Russia to China as these drafts had been previously amended by the Rosselkhoznadzor with due account of the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In order to start the supplies of the above mentioned products to China asap the parties agreed to make every effort for signing the protocols in 2017.

As for the extension of the list of the RF regions approved for exports of wheat the Chinese party informed the Rosselkhoznadzor of the need to submit additional information on the quarantine status of the Amur and Chelyabinsk Oblasts. Issue of registration of manufacturers, processors and storage facilities was also discussed during the meeting. According to the AQSIQ Order of 20.01.2016 No. 177 Rules for quarantine surveillance and control of imported and exported grains on the border (enforcement date 01.07.2016) the foreign manufacturers and processors exporting grain and grain products to PRC that are subject to registration can be recommended by the national (or regional) competent authority of the exporting country as soon as such national (or regional) competent authorities check the plants for their compliance with the standards and PRC requirements. If necessary the Chinese party also performs the inspection and registration of the plants. In view of the above mentioned requirements the parties agreed to the need of amending the Protocols signed between the Rosselkhoznadzor and AQSIQ as for phytosanitary requirements for wheat, corn, rice, soya and rape that are exported from Russia to China (signed in December 2015).

As for access of Russian beet pulp exporters, the parties agreed on the inspection of such plants to be performed by the Chinese experts. The Chinese party will examine the possibility of the above mentioned inspection to be performed in September-October, 2017.

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Forthcoming Negotiations Between the Rosselkhoznadzor and General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China Negotiations with the AGSIQ officials are to be held in Beijing, China, on May 25-26, 2017 in the context of ongoing Rosselkhoznadzor activities aimed at promotion of Russian grains and products thereof to the Chinese market. Problematic issues of Russian grain product export to the People’s Republic of China will be tackled during the negotiations.

The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation will be headed by Olga Zakharova, Directorate for Land Surveillance, Grain Quality and Safety Control. The following aspects are planned to be discussed during the negotiations:

- extending of the list of the Russian regions, first of all the Amur and Chelyabinsk Oblasts, interested in wheat export to China;

-agreeing of draft protocols on phytosanitary requirements regulating export of buckwheat/buckwheat groats, oats/oat flakes, sunflower seeds and flaxseeds;

-amendments to the maintenance procedure for the List of Russian producers/exporters interested in export of wheat, maize, rice, soya, rape to China as well as respective grain storage facilities performed by the Rosselkhoznadzor;

-access of Russian barley as well as grain products to the Chinese market.

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Opening of the Brazilian Market for Russian Fish Products

The meeting between representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture was held on May 22-23, 2017 in the framework of the 10th meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Brazilian Commission for trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation.

During the meeting the parties discussed issues of exporting Russian products subject to veterinary and phytosanitary control to Brazil.

The Brazilian party officially approved export from three fish processing establishments having published the relevant information on the MOA website. The parties harmonized and initialed the veterinary certificate for import of fish and fish products from Russia to Brazil. The Brazilian party confirmed that the approved establishments can start exporting these products to Brazil.

The Rosselkhoznadzor in its turn expressed a request to look into possibility of extending the list of Russian fish product exporters basing on the guaranties provided by the Competent Authorities. The Brazilian party leaves open such a possibility and is ready to work on the above basing on mutually beneficial cooperation.

During the meeting the parties discussed Russian grain export to the Brazilian market. Due to difficulties the Russian exporters experience when exporting wheat to Brazil and upon the results of analyzing Brazilian phytosanitary requirements the Russian party suggested to amend them by excluding several quarantine objects and allowing presence of Canada thistle in Russian wheat consignments intended for export to Brazil. To rapidly settle the issue of Russian wheat export to the Brazilian market the Rosselkhoznadzor plans to arrange the talks between technical experts in the nearest time.

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Negotiations between Konstantin Savenkov and Bernardo Jaén Hernández, Director General of National Animal Health Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Republic of Costa Rica

Working meeting between Konstantin Savenkov, Rosselkhoznadzor Deputy Head, and Bernardo Jaén Hernández, Director General of the National Animal Health Service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Costa Rica was held on May 22, 2017 as part of the 85th General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The meeting was initiated by the Costa-Rican party.

The parties discussed potential enlisting of the Costa-Rican establishments manufacturing animal food products (beef, poultry meat, fish and dairy products) in the list of foreign establishments approved for exportation to the EEU and Russian Federation. The Russian party informed that this issue can be reviewed as soon as all necessary data are submitted including those requested following the inspection in 2012 and after the next inspection of such establishments.

As for the extension of the range of products supplied by the Costa-Rican dairy and meat-processing establishments to the Russian Federation, it was also mentioned that in order to finalize this procedure the Costa-Rican party is to check the establishments for their compliance with the regulations and requirements of the EEU and Russian Federation and to provide documentary supported safety guarantees as for the products exported from these establishments.

In addition, in view of the growing volumes of the Russian livestock products exported into the foreign countries, the Russian party also asked for clarification of Costa Rican import procedure and for information on regulatory documents on supplies of foreign products. Mr Hernández assured of his readiness to submit the list of necessary requirements and procedures for importation of specific types of products from Russia.

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Rosselkhoznadzor Experts Start Inspection of Turkish Establishments The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation that arrived in Turkey the previous night has started inspections of local establishments for fruit and vegetable crop production that are interested in supplies to the Russian market.

Today they have inspected three establishments in the Antalya area: two establishments for squash and lettuce production and one packing establishment. By the end of the week the experts will visit other 15 establishments near Izmir and Mersin. During the inspection the experts of the Russian veterinary authority primarily check compliance with phytosanitary requirements and for absence of quarantine pests in products ready to be supplied to the Russian Federation. During this inspection the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists inspect major establishments for crop production of such cultures as lettuce (Lactuca sativa), iceberg lettuce, bell pepper, squash, pumpkin. These are the products that come under temporary restrictions that were introduced by the Rosselkhoznadzor due to the fact that the products imported from Turkey contained dangerous quarantine pests listed in Russia. Thus, in 2015 there were 149 cases of violation of the international and Russian legislation identified in plant supplies from the Republic of Turkey to the Russian Federation. After the entry into force of the RF Government Decree 1296 as of 30 November 2015 “On measures on implementation of Presidential Decree 583 of the Russian Federation as of 28 November 2015 ”On measures to ensure Russia’s national security and protection of Russian citizens against criminal and other illegal acts and on the application of special economic measures against the Republic of Turkey” which restricts import of some plant products originating in Turkey to the Russian Federation, the Rosselkhoznadzor systematically detected plant products which were not subject to the abovementioned decree and were contaminated with quarantine pests.

In this regard in order to retain phytosanitary well-being of Russia and pursuant to the international agreements in the field of plant quarantine, the Rosselkhoznadzor introduced and still implements temporary restrictions on entry of the following plant products of Turkish origin:

- from March 17, 2016 –  sweet peppers (bell type) (FEACH 0709601000) and pomegranate (FEACH 0810909800),

- from  April 25, 2016 – eggplants (FEACH 07093000);

- from May 16, 2016 – cabbage lettuce (head lettuce) (EEU Code 070511) and iceberg lettuce (EEU Code 070993);

- from May 19, 2016 – squash, pumpkin and gourds (Cucurbita spp.) (EEU Code 070993);

- from July 4, 2016 – tomatoes (EEU Code 0702).

In the viewpoint of plant quarantine provision the situation is complicated as in the Republic of Turkey there is an export system of agricultural products under which major exporting companies sell products grown by small-scale companies. Packing stations accumulate regulated products supplied from all parts of Turkey, having unidentified phytosanitary status, and that doesn’t provide effective system of phytosanitary control of exports from the Republic of Turkey. The inspection results will be presented in Moscow after the delegation is back and inspection report is carefully studied.

For information:

In 2017 the Rosselkhoznadzor detected 7 cases of Mediterranean fruit fly in grapefruit, tangerines, oranges and quince.

In 2016 the Rosselkhoznadzor detected 53 cases of two quarantine pests in regulated products not subject to the abovementioned regulation:

- western flower thrips in sweet peppers – 16 cases, cabbage – 9 cases; eggplants – 7 cases; lettuce – 5 cases; squash – 6 cases.

- Mediterranean fruit fly in pomegranates, grapefruit, tangerines and oranges – 10 cases.

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