Dr. Alexie Alekseenko Assistant head of Rosselkhoznadzor
together with the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Greece Mr. Panagiotis
During the meeting between the Russian delegation headed by
Dr. Alexey Alexeyenko assistant head of Rosselkhoznadzor and the leadership of
the Ministry of Agriculture of Greece on the 30th of April it was decided that
two protocols of cooperation between the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Services
of Greece and Rosselkhoznadzor have to be signed.
Furthermore mentioned that, because of the economic crisis which
has causes, between others, the understaffing of the Greek veterinary services,
several of the companies, which have been inspected by Rosselkhoznadzor, seem
to be significant weak as their preparation for the inspection regards.
Specifically, non-conformities were found concerning the fulfillment of the requirements
of the Russian legislation and the supervision obligations of the Greek
Veterinary Services. However some of the companies were well prepared and there
will be no need to take any significant corrective actions.
In order to overcome the described problematic situation, it
has been defined that the control system and quality assurance of the products
hereinafter will consist of three compulsory levels:
The first level will be the interested companies, which
consciously and constantly should fulfill the requirements of the Russian
The second level will be the pre-audits and the audits by A
CERT European Organization for Certification (there will be inspections in the
facilities and sampling in the cargo regularly). A CERT has developed a
trustable and effective inspection and certification system which is going to
guarantee the delivery of quality agricultural and food products to Russia
which is welcomed by the agricultural and food industry.
The third level will be the competent national authorities
of Greece conducting their part of the job in compatibility with the Russian