Rosselkhoznadzor / News
Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
Working Meeting between Aleksey Alexyeyenko and Under Secretary of the Office of International Affairs of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil Dr. Odilson Luiz Ribeiro E Silva
The sides discussed a wide range of issues of common
interest. In particular, they focused on safety of Russian fishery products
exported to the Brazilian food market. They achieved an agreement that the Russian
fish-processing plants, willing to export their products to Brazil, will be
inspected by the Brazilian experts between the 19th of September and the 4th of
October this year.
In order to prepare for the visit, the Brazilian side will
provide the Rosselkhoznadzor with its requirements for such plants, a list of
inspectors and a draft itinerary for the visit to Russia as soon as possible.
When discussing export of Russian grain to Brazil, the sides agreed to speed up
harmonization of the annex to the standard phytosanitary certificate for grain.
The sides also focused on the issue of rapid cooperation required to identify authenticity
of veterinary and phytosanitary certificates attached to consignments of
regulated products and quarantine products imported to Russia. The importance
of such rapid checks of certificates increased in the context of the
retaliatory economic measures taken by Russia and due to a drastic increase in
the number of smuggled consignments from the EU accompanied by the falsified
The sides also discussed measures taken to ensure safety of
products (hatching eggs, semen and embryos of agricultural animals) exported
from Brazil to Russia. The Russian and EEC safety requirements for such
products will be given to the Brazilian side as soon as possible. The Russian
side is also ready to provide its safety requirements for raw intestines. The
Brazilian side assured the Rosselkhoznadzor that the raw intestines intended for
Russia would originate only from the animals that have never been fed ractopamine
and other pharmaceuticals or other hormone growth promoters.
Aug 11, 2015