Rosselkhoznadzor - News http://www.fsvps.ru Rosselkhoznadzor - News en Rosselkhoznadzor 2007 - 2009 webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) webadmin@fsvps.ru (Web Admin) The Rosselkhoznadzor Delegation Will Visit Turkey for Negotiations and Pre-Shipment Inspection of Plant Products http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28768.html?_language=en The Federal Service Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance informs that its delegation will visit the Republic of Turkey to negotiate with the Directorate of Food and Control of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Turkey on December 3-21, 2018.

The parties will discuss export of safe plant products to the Russian Federation.

In addition, the Rosselkhoznadzor jointly with Turkish party will perform pre-shipment inspection of citrus and stone fruit consignments to be shipped to the Russian Federation in December 3-21, 2018. The said inspection is required due to large number of detections of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata (Wied.)), quarantinable object for the Eurasian Economic Union, in the said products.

Besides, based on applications submitted to the Rosselkhoznadzor by Russian business operators the Rosselkhoznadzor experts will carry out joint inspection of planting material commodities prepared for shipment to Russia on December 3-6, 2018.

The Rosselkhoznadzor will make a decision on possibility of planting material export from Turkey to Russia based on the inspection and laboratory test results.

 

]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28768.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Experts to Inspect Seed Potatoes Consignments before Dispatch from Germany and Netherlands http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28767.html?_language=en The Rosselkhoznadzor specialists will visit Germany and the Netherlands from December 2 to 8, 2018 at the invitation of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the Federal Republic of Germany and Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The aim of the visit is the co-inspection of seed potato consignments, destined to be shipped to Russia, based on the requirements for seed potatoes imported from the EU countries to Russia.

Based on the inspection results and laboratory tests the Rosselkhoznadzor will make a decision on import of the reserved amounts of seed potatoes to Russia.

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28767.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert Held Talks with Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of Republic of Belarus Ivan Smilgin http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28739.html?_language=en Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision Sergey Dankvert held talks with Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Ivan Smilgin on November 28, 2018 in Moscow.

During the talks the sides discussed the situation regarding the Belarusian establishments that were closed for export to the Russian Federation and those subjected to enforced laboratory control, and concluded that there is a need for more coordinated work by the competent departments of the two countries in terms of laboratory research.

The Russian side re-forwarded to the Belarusian side the test reports for samples of Belarusian products, which revealed violations of the veterinary and sanitary requirements of Russia and the EAEU, and in turn requested to provide the Belarusian test reports of internal veterinary control to the Service.

The issue of lifting restrictions from some Belarusian establishments was also discussed.

]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28739.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert Took Part in Meeting of Heads of Authorized Plant Quarantine Bodies of Eurasian Economic Union Member States http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28717.html?_language=en The meeting of the heads of the authorized plant quarantine bodies of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union was held in Moscow. The parties discussed issues related to the turnover of regulated products and the creation of conditions for the traceability of their movement in the territory of the Union.

Sergey Dankvert said that the most important element in ensuring safety of products entering the Union market should be the creation of a unified system of traceability of quarantine goods and the introduction of electronic interaction between supervisory bodies.

The proposal of Sergey Dankvert was supported by the participants of the event, who agreed that the creation of such a system would facilitate the most favorable conditions for trade in the Union.

During the meeting the Rosselkhoznadzor notified the Main State Inspectorate for Seed Production, Plant Quarantine and Protection of the Republic of Belarus that import of mushrooms from the Republic of Belarus into the Russian Federation is conducted from all establishments without restrictions.

At the same time the Rosselkhoznadzor addressed to the authorized bodies with a request to take all necessary measures during phytosanitary certification to prevent entry of banned products to the Russian Federation, as well as to ensure that the moved regulated products meet the regulatory requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union in the field of plant quarantine.

In addition, taking into account the phytosanitary risks related to the movement of fruit and vegetables, the Rosselkhoznadzor requested about including provisions in the legislation of the Eurasian Economic Union that provide for mutual deliveries of fruit and vegetables only from production sites certified by the competent authorities.

At the same time the lists of establishments producing quarantine products previously provided by Kazakhstan and Belarus will be used by the Rosselkhoznadzor in their practical work to account for records of imported products.

 

]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28717.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor to meet with Kazakh counterparts next week http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28648.html?_language=en The Rosselkhoznadzor Administration planned to hold a meeting next week with the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan responsible for veterinary and phytosanitary control. The arrangement was made during the meeting between heads of Ministries of Agriculture of Russia and Kazakhstan – Dmitry Patrushev and Umirzak Shukeev.

At the forthcoming meeting the Rosselkhoznadzor intends to deal with current veterinary and phytosanitary issues.  

]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28648.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Embassy of Canada in Russian Federation http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28596.html?_language=en Meeting between the representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor and Embassy of Canada in the Russian Federation was held on November 13, this year. Technical issues related to bilateral trade in animal products were discussed.

The parties discussed the procedure of veterinary certificate agreement for horse and small ruminant meat, exported to the EAEU countries from Canada. Both certificates are being agreed now by the member-countries. 

The Rosselkhoznadzor also informed the Canadian party about the interest in import of bovine colostrum, used for calf feeding, to Canada. The Service had sent a veterinary certificate model to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in the previous week for consideration. The Canadian party noted that it would facilitate the rapid solution of this issue.  

]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28596.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of Philippine Republic http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28556.html?_language=en On November 8, 2018 the telephone conversations took place between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

The purpose of the negotiations was to discuss the timelines of submitting reports on the results of the mutual inspections carried out at Philippine and Russian fish processing establishments for the production of animal products in September 2018.

The parties exchanged opinions on the results of inspections that were carried out and agreed to send these reports no later than November 15 of this year.

The parties agreed to hold additional technical consultations upon receiving the inspection reports. 

]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28556.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Protocols Between Russia and China on Mutual Deliveries of Poultry Meat and Dairy Products Signed in Beijing http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28538.html?_language=en Today, on November 7, the signing of protocols on mutual deliveries of frozen poultry and dairy products between the Rosselkhoznadzor represented by Head Sergey Dankvert, and the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China took place in Beijing. The event took place within the framework of the 23rd regular meeting of heads of the Russian and Chinese governments Dmitry Medvedev and Li Keqiang.

The signing of these documents is an important and long-awaited step on the pathway to building mutually beneficial and most efficient trade and economic relations between the two countries. After signing the protocols the parties will be ready to agree on the list of establishments approved for export of dairy and poultry products, after which the latter party will be able to commence deliveries.

Thus, trade in dairy products between China and Russia will include trade in bovine milk, goat and sheep milk, as well as products thereof. In particular, it concerns condensed and non-condensed cream, buttermilk, yogurt, kefir, whey, butter, cheese, cottage cheese and casein.

Dairy product supplies will be carried out on condition that the countries have the systems in place guaranteeing that raw milk is produced from healthy animals and that dairy products can be traced to the manufacturer and farms. The countries should also effectively carry out monitoring of residues of harmful and prohibited substances.

Dairy cattle used to obtain raw milk for exported dairy products should be supplied by farms free from foot and mouth disease, rinderpest, PPR, sheep pox, goat pox and other dangerous diseases, and farms shall be under the control of the competent authority of China or State Veterinary Service of Russia.

Poultry products, including offal - chicken hearts, liver, kidneys, gizzards and heads, as well as skin, wings, feet, cartilage and bones can be allowed to be exported frozen, provided that the veterinary and sanitary requirements of Russia, EAEU and China are fully met.

Poultry products will be supplied upon condition that quarantine requirements with respect to avian influenza will be complied with according to biosafety management system.

Export poultry products shall be derived from the poultry reared at the establishments that are free from avian influenza, Newcastle disease and other dangerous diseases. The establishments exporting their products shall have the appropriate veterinary and sanitary security level.

The signed protocols also regulate the requirements for the external and inner packaging, marking and certification of commodities. In particular, each batch of dairy and poultry products intended for export shall be accompanied by the original veterinary certificate drawn up in Russian and Chinese.

The producers of export dairy and poultry products shall be registered with the competent authorities of the parties as appropriate. Russian establishments shall be registered with the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China, and Chinese exporting establishments shall be authorized by the Rosselkhoznadzor. The lists of Russian and Chinese establishments will be available on the websites of the parties’ competent authorities.

For reference:

In 2013 the Rosselkhoznadzor commenced extensive work to ensure the access of dairy products to the Chinese market. In 2014 the Federal Service launched the same activity with respect to poultry products. Chinese food market is deemed to be one of the most promising areas for the realization of Russia’s export potential, especially taking into consideration the favourable geographical position of a number of the subjects, Siberia and the Far East in the first place.

The export authorization process lasted several years. Finally, at the end of 2017 and at the beginning of 2018, it was agreed to sign protocols on conducting inspection, quarantine, veterinary and sanitary control in regard to mutual deliveries of frozen poultry meat and dairy products between Russia and China. The signing of the said documents is highly significant for the further development of trade and economic relations between the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China.

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28538.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Final Meeting with Delegation of General Administration of Customs of People’s Republic of China (GACC) on Inspection Results of Russian Establishments http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28413.html?_language=en The final meeting of the Rosselkhoznadzor with the delegation of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) was held on October 22, 2018 in Moscow.

The parties discussed the intermediate results of the inspection that was conducted by Chinese experts in Russia from October 15 to October 22 of this year.

During this visit the delegation had an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the system of state phytosanitary control in Russia, inspect the growing, production and storage sites of sorghum, millet, beans and peas in the Novosibirsk Oblast, Altai and Krasnodar Krais. In addition, the delegation visited the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI "Center for Grain Quality Assessment" and branches of the FGBI "VNIIKR".

Chinese experts noted the high level of equipment in the Rosselkhoznadzor laboratories and the accuracy of the research to determine GMOs in plant products and residual harmful substances - radionuclides, mycotoxins and pesticides.

The representatives of the General Administration of Customs of China also assessed the effectiveness of the existing system of state control in the field of plant quarantine.

During the negotiations the Rosselkhoznadzor experts provided the earlier requested additional information on the types of quarantine objects for Russia, both absent and partially present in the territory of the EAEU countries. Experts from the General Administration of the Customs of the People's Republic of China thanked the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists for the timely provided materials.

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28413.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Teleconference with National Service for Animal Health and Agricultural Product Quality of Republic of Paraguay (SENACSA) http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28335.html?_language=en The negotiations of the Rosselkhoznadzor with the National Service for Animal Health and Agricultural Product Quality of the Republic of Paraguay (SENACSA) took place on October 15 in a teleconference format.

The parties discussed the suspension by the Paraguayan side of issuing veterinary certificates to three establishments exporting beef to Russia. Currently, the National Service for Animal Health and Agricultural Product Quality of the Republic of Paraguay is conducting audits of these establishments for the compliance of their products with the requirements of Paraguayan and Russian legislation.

So, from September 28, 2018 the deliveries from establishments No. 49 / C2 FRIGORÍFICO CONCEPCIÓN S.A., No. 42 Establecimiento Matadero Frigorifico Concepcion Roque Alonso and No. 18 PRIME S.A. in the Republic of Paraguay is suspended until the Paraguayan side completes the check.

The parties also agreed to verify the volumes of domestic production generated by these establishments with the volumes sent for export to Russia.

The Rosselkhoznadzor expects materials with investigation results from the Paraguayan side.

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28335.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Experts to Inspect Lots of Planting Material in Austria, Hungary and Serbia http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28331.html?_language=en The Rosselkhoznadzor informs that at the invitation of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria, the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary and the Plant Protection Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia the experts of Rosselkhoznadzor will be on a visit in these countries from 15 to 20 October 2018.

The purpose of the visit to these countries is the joint inspection of lots of planting material prepared for shipment to Russia by exporters, whose applications have been received by the Rosselkhoznadzor.

According to the results of the inspection and laboratory examinations, the Rosselkhoznadzor will decide on the possibility of importing reserved lots of planting material from Austria, Hungary and Serbia.

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28331.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert Held Talks with Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of Republic of Belarus, Director of Department for Veterinary and Food Surveillance Ivan Smilgin http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28313.html?_language=en On October 11, Moscow hosted a meeting between Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus, Director of Department for Veterinary and Food Surveillance Ivan Smilgin. The talks marked another milestone in implementation of the bilateral cooperation roadmap for lifting of restrictive measures on dairy products exports.

The sides discussed the comparison results that were obtained that day concerning dairy products production volume (figures provided by Belarus) and the real exports to Russia. 

According to the data produced by Ivan Smilgin on production capacities of certain Belarusian establishments, the discrepancy in figures diminished. The sides agreed to carry on the work at experts level in Smolensk next week and finish reconciliation check till late November.

As for a number of Belarusian establishments in the products of which were revealed illegal and hazardous substances, including tetracycline antibiotics, Belarus pledged to transfer up-to-date monitoring results for their products safety and quality to the Rosselkhoznadzor within a week.

The talks were productive. Notably, based on the data provided by the Belarusian side and considering the outcomes of the meeting the Rosselkhoznadzor will soon draw up proposals to lift temporary restrictions for exports from several Belarusian companies introduced earlier. 

Besides, Sergey Dankvert suggested reviewing the invalidation of veterinary certificates for ready products coming from Belarus right at places where there were sold. Such an innovation will prevent illegal products as well as products of unknown origin transported without accompanying documents from accessing the Russian market.

Ivan Smilgin fully supported the position of the Rosselkhoznadzor Head and assured him that he would put maximum effort to facilitate a new invalidation procedure for veterinary certificates. 

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28313.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Committee for Veterinary Control and Surveillance of Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Kazakhstan in Dushanbe http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28311.html?_language=en On October 11, 2018 Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan, hosted talks between the delegations of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Committee for Veterinary Control and Surveillance of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting.

The Russian delegation was led by Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov  and the Kazakh one – by President of the Committee for Veterinary Control and Surveillance of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arman Utegulov.

The sides discussed exports of live cattle from the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation as well as the epidemiological situation in terms of lumpy skin disease in both countries. It was agreed to review the issue on October 18, 2018 via specific talks. 

The issue of traceability of animal products that are transshipped through Russia to Kazakhstan was also touched upon. The Russian side asked their Kazakh counterparts to intensify work on confirmation of incoming cargos that go to Kazakhstan via Russia’s territory. 

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28311.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Consultations with the Bureau of Food Safety and Consumer Affairs of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28299.html?_language=en On October 10, during the visit to Moscow of the Japanese delegation headed by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan Takamori Yoshikawa (Japan participated in the International Agricultural Exhibition “Golden Autumn” as a partner country), Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolai Vlasov held consultations with Mr. Norio Kumagai, Chief Veterinary Officer, Director, Animal Health Division, Bureau of Food Safety and Consumer Affairs of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The parties discussed the progress and outlined ways for further cooperation between the two supervisory agencies in order to determine the optimal safety conditions for mutual supplies of livestock products - raw beef, pork, poultry meat from Russia to Japan, poultry meat and high-quality wagyu beef from Japan to Russia.

Nikolai Vlasov drew attention of the Japanese colleagues to implementation of the OIE regionalization and compartmentalization principles on dangerous animal diseases in Russia, which ensures a high level of safety of livestock products intended for export.

The Japanese side confirmed its readiness to give top priority to evaluation of AI regionalization of the territory of Russia in order to determine the possibility of importing raw poultry meat from Russia, as well as to expand the list of Russian enterprises authorized to export finished beef and poultry meat products. The Japanese side, in turn, is awaiting a decision by the Rosselkhoznadzor on expanding the list of Japanese exporters of high-quality beef.

Following the meeting, the parties signed a protocol reflecting the agreements reached and a plan for further actions.

]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28299.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Talks with Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28276.html?_language=en On October 8, 2018, a meeting of representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel was held in Tel Aviv. The event was held in the framework of the participation of the Rosselkhoznadzor in the 15th meeting of the mixed Russian-Israeli Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation.

The Russian delegation was headed by Artyom Daushev, Head of the Department for Export-Import Operations, Transportation and International Cooperation, the Israeli side was represented by Shlomo Garazi, Chief Veterinary Officer for Import and Export.

The Israeli side has assured the Rosselkhoznadzor that by mid-November of this year, it will forward its comments regarding the response of the Russian side to questionnaires on the analysis of risks associated with the import of animal products into Israel.

To make a decision on positive assessment of the materials on the veterinary surveillance system in the Russian Federation, the Israeli side will be assisted by materials on the successful operation of MERCURY electronic veterinary certification system for more than three months. This information has been promptly submitted to the Israeli side.

The Russian side also reported that it is looking forward to the visit of Israeli specialists for conducting inspection of the Russian establishments manufacturing table eggs that are interested in supplying products to the Israeli market.

According to the Israeli colleagues, the concerned inspection is scheduled for the first half of 2019.

The parties agreed to continue work on the mutual access of livestock products to the markets of the two countries.

The parties also took part in the harmonization process of the Protocol of the 15th meeting of the Mixed Russian-Israeli Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation and made their proposals to further expand the interaction of the competent authorities in the field of veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance of the two countries.

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28276.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Sergey Dankvert Held Meeting with Ambassador of Federative Republic of Brazil to Russian Federation Antonio Salgado http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28272.html?_language=en On October 8, talks between Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Russian Federation Antonio Salgado took place in Moscow. 

The parties identified certain outcomes and discussed the perspectives of trade and economic relations between Russia and Brazil with respect to the mutual deliveries of agricultural products.

Sergey Dankvert underlined the serious disparity still existing in the bilateral trade. In particular, the Brazilian export is estimated at more than USD 1 billion as at September 30, 2018, whereas the Russian supplies do not exceed USD 5.3 million in value terms. It was noted that such an imbalance could be reduced by increased imports of Russian fish and grain products by Brazil.

Antonio Salgado reported that Russia was an important trade partner for Brazil and, in that connection, the Embassy took an active part in the working dialogue between the parties and made efforts to address the emerging difficulties.

Antonio Salgado forwarded the translation of a formal letter of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil to Sergey Dankvert requesting to consider the possible resumption of porcine product supplies from 12 establishments, as well as to lift the restrictions imposed on beef in whole.

It is concerned with the decision of the Rosselkhoznadzor to impose a temporary ban on exports of beef, pork and beef and pork offal due to the detection of ractopamine, a muscle growth stimulant for animals that is prohibited in Russia, in the products imported from Brazil.

Sergey Dankvert noted that the Rosselkhoznadzor would carefully examine the data provided, carry out the analysis and comparison between them and the information held by the Federal Service with respect to the capability of Brazilian companies to meet the requirements of the Russian legislation. Upon the completion of this work, the Federal Service will initiate talks with the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil.

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28272.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Held Phone Talks with Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau under Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28249.html?_language=en Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov held phone talks with Norio Kumagai, Director of the Animal Health Division within Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan on October 4, 2018. 

On the eve of the visit of a high-ranking Japanese delegation to Moscow with the aim to participate in the Russian agro-industrial exhibition Golden Autumn, the parties discussed several issues, related to the assurance of animal health safety of mutually exported animal products. Special attention was given to the conditions of beef, pork, poultry and egg export from Russia to Japan and possible expansion of the list of Japanese high quality beef exporters to Russia.

The parties checked up the previously requested documents, describing current epidemic situation in Russia and Japan, and measures, taken by the Services to prevent and control dangerous animal diseases and both agreed to facilitate the consideration of presented materials. 

Konstantin Savenkov invited again the Japanese colleagues to hold a meeting on the sidelines of the exhibition and discuss in detail the issues of mutually interest. 

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28249.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor Holds Talks with Chief State Inspection on Seed Production, Plant Quarantine and Protection of Republic of Belarus http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28222.html?_language=en On October 1, telephone talks with Director of Head Office ‘Chief state inspection on seed production, plant quarantine and protection’ Alexander Piskun took place at the initiative of the Rosselkhoznadzor.

The Rosselkhoznadzor expressed its deep concern with increased incidence of exports from the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation of vegetables and fruit, such as tomatoes, common mushrooms, pepper and apples with invalid phytosanitary certificates containing false and complicated information on the place of origin of products as well as with missing control system for certification of quarantine products from the moment of manufacturing until crossing of the administrative border between Russia and Belarus. Such situation is conducive to counterfeiting of products’ place of origin and exports of vegetables and fruit under sanctions to Russia.

To prevent exports of banned products to Russia from Belarus, on September 25, the Rosselkhoznadzor had to resort to the Head Office ‘Chief state inspection on seed production, plant quarantine and protection’ of the Republic of Belarus proposing to transport horticultural products, with the exception of certain types, through phytosanitary checkpoints (FCP) situated at the administrative border between Russia and Belarus and equipped with special sites for inspection of quarantine products: FCP ‘Krasnaya Gorka’ (Smolensk oblast) and FCP ‘Dolostsy’ (Pskov oblast).

In the course of the conversation the Rosselkhoznadzor explained that the sites were specially equipped for most efficient inspection and control possible of plant products against a background of a recent considerable growth in imports of vegetables and fruit from the Republic of Belarus and timely measures on re-export and prevention of exports of banned products. With that, products the origin of which as a rule raises no doubts (white cabbage, carrot, potatoes, cucumbers, beetroot, onion, radish, soybean meal, cranberry, etc.) can be imported to Russia like before through four phytosanitary points: FCP ‘Krasnaya Gorka’ (Smolensk oblast), FCP ‘Dolostsy’ (Pskov oblast), FCP ‘Krasny kamen’ (Bryansk oblast), FCP ‘Lobok’ (Pskov oblast).

Besides, the Rosselkhoznadzor stated that in the nearest time it was ready to send specialists to the Republic of Belarus to see the facilities where Chinese cabbage was grown, to evaluate the production volumes and planned exports of this vegetable to Russia.

The issue of improving information cooperation between the two countries was also touched upon. The Rosselkhoznadzor drew the attention of the counterparts on the need to establish a single information framework facilitating the traceability of quarantine products exported to the EAEU territory.

Alexander Piskun responded that currently Belarus was developing and testing an electronic system for issuance and record of phytosanitary documents ‘BelPhyto’. Subsequently, the Belarussian party envisages integrating the system with ‘Argus-Phyto’ currently used in Russia.

Concluding the conversation, the parties agreed to have a more detailed analysis of how quarantine lots crossed the FCP in Bryansk oblast and to settle a question of filling up of phytosanitary certificates, notably concerning additional information.  

]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28222.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Tue, 02 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Forthcoming Visit of Rosselkhoznadzor Experts to France and Netherlands http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28184.html?_language=en The Rosselkhoznadzor informs that at the invitation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Directorate General for Food of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forest Resources of the French Republic experts from the Rosselkhoznadzor will visit these countries from 1 to 6 October 2018 to carry out a joint inspection of consignments of planting material prepared for shipment to Russia in accordance with the exporters’ applications received by the Rosselkhoznadzor.

Based on inspection and laboratory test results the Rosselkhoznadzor will consider the possibility of importing reserved consignments of planting materials from the Netherlands and France to Russia.

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28184.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0300
Rosselkhoznadzor to Hold Negotiations with Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of European Commission http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28166.html?_language=en On September 28, 2018 the negotiations between the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance and the Directorate General of Health and Food Safety of the European Commission will take place in Brussels, Belgium. The Russian delegation will be headed by Deputy Head Konstantin Savenkov.

During the talks it is planned to discuss the issue of import of live animals into Russia and the problem of ASF spread of in the European Union countries.

 
]]>
http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/news/28166.html?_language=en Rosselkhoznadzor Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0300