Negotiations between Rosselkhoznadzor and Indian Embassy
The meeting took place upon the initiative of the Indian
party. The First Secretary of the Embassy of India in Russia Amit Telang
expressed his satisfaction over the development of the Russian – Indian
cooperation in food product export.
Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor’s Department
for Inspection Activities Vasily Lavrovsky informed Amit Telang that a
preliminary report of inspection of Indian plants interested in export of
animal products to the Russian Federation carried out by the Rosselkhoznadzor
specialists would be sent on December 8. But even now the Rosselkhoznadzor
deemed it possible to authorize export of buffalo meat from four Indian plants
using CU common veterinary certificates. The safety of exported meat will be
ensured in compliance with a bilateral protocol. In the nearest future a
Rosselkhoznadzor expert will go to India to inspect meat consignments destined
for the Russian Federation. Great attention in the course of the negotiations
was given to the development of a joint system of e-certification and product
tracing which will be able to prevent smuggling and counterfeiting of products.
Amit Telang also addressed to the Rosselkhoznadzor with a request to consider
the possibility of export authorization from 52 Indian fish-processing plants.