New European Union requirements for the composite products imported from third countries including Russia were discussed in video conference format on April 23, 2021.
Representatives of the RF Ministry of Agriculture and large oils-and-fats and confectionary business operators and Oil-and-Fat Union of Russia participated to the video conference.
The business community representatives expressed their concern about the adoption of new requirements for the composite product import to the EU, including the requirement on mandatory certification of producers of raw materials of animal origin used by the establishments manufacturing products for export to the EU countries.
The Rosselkhoznadzor has informed that it shares the business community concerns and takes all possible measures to avoid suspension of the composite product export to the European Union.
Negotiations with the European Commission is to be held next week at which the Rosselkhoznadzor will raise the issue of extending of the list of the establishments approved for export of animal products to the EU and other measures for reducing risks for RF foreign trade.
Moreover, the Rosselkhoznadzor has clarified that large-scale efforts are taken for making recommendations for the Russian producers for approval for export of their animal products to the European Union.