For the Attention of the subjects of external economic activity, chief state veterinary officers of the RF Subjects, heads of the territorial administrations of the Rosselkhoznadzor.
Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues,
Please note that Section of the information system ARGUS dealing with the consideration of applications for import of meat and meat products will be launched in the automatic mode at 00:00 on 01.09.2010.
This means that the applications will be considered and the decisions will be made by ARGUS itself without the assistance of the specialists from the Central Office of the Rosselkhoznadzor.
As it happens when a quite complicated information system is launched for the first time, program failures and, as a result, wrong decisions can happen in our case too. Specialists from the Central Office of the Rosselkhoznadzor will carry out monitoring of decisions taken by ARGUS. If ARGUS makes any mistakes, we will make prompt changes to these decisions without requests from subjects of external economic activity or veterinary services of the RF Subjects. Changes will be made within the period set for the consideration of applications (2 weeks after the receipt of electronic request by the Rosselkhoznadzor).
However, the time period for processing of applications by ARGUS will be, of course, much shorter than the time for carrying out of monitoring. By this reason, it cannot be ruled out that a subject of external economic activity may get a permit (issued by ARGUS) but afterwards it may be refused or the conditions for issue of a permit (by the Central Office of the Rosselkhoznadzor) may change.
In this connection, the subjects of external economic activity should be attentive and monitor the process of decision-making and should take into account the possibility of program failures.
We plan that ARGUS will work automatically till 24:00 30.09.2010. Working in this mode will be stopped if we detect any critical problems.
You may ask your questions concerning this issue through the Section “Automated System ARGUS” in the Rosselkhoznadzor forum.
We apology for any inconvenience incurred to the subjects of external economic activity in advance, though we hope there will not be any.
Respectfully yours, N. Vlasov.