For the attention of Heads of the Executive Authorities of the RF subjects in the veterinary field
Heads of the Territorial Administrations of the Rosselkhoznadzor
legal entities and individual persons importing consignments subject to state veterinary surveillance.
Dear colleagues, Sir/Madam!
We would like to inform you that starting at 00.00 December 27, 2010, Argus’s Modules that deal with issuance of permits for import of veterinary drugs are transferred into the Automated Mode.
The applications submitted to the information system starting at 00.00 December 27, 2010, will be reviewed in the automated mode.
The applications submitted before this date will be reviewed in the current mode.
For the moment applications for import of veterinary drugs which can be imported to the territory of the Russian Federation WITHOUT BEING REGISTERED in the territory of the Russian Federation WON’T be reviewed in the automated mode. Such veterinary drugs include drugs for:
• treating circus and zoo animals;
• testing required for their registration (import of veterinary drugs samples);
• research purposes,
such applications will be reviewed in the current mode. Please note that if one application covers several veterinary drugs including AT LEAST ONE of those mentioned above the WHOLE application will be reviewed in the current mode.
As in the case of the introduction of the automated mode for Argus’s modules dealing with issuance of permits for export of meat and meat products we’ll maintain two ways of submitting applications for business entities.
The participants in foreign economic activities whose ORIGINAL applications are prepared in electronic format in Argus can continue this practice and these applications will be reviewed in the automated mode from the very beginning. In case of this way of submitting applications the participant in foreign economic activities does not have to execute an application in written form unless it wants to do it. If it wants to do it it can send it to the Veterinary Authority of the RF subject.
Those who are either not good enough at computers to prepare an electronic application or for some reason are not willing to do it may apply to the Veterinary Authority of the RF subject in written form, the way it was done before. In this case Argus will start automatic reviewing of the application only after the Veterinary Authority prepares a relevant electronic request to the Rosselkhoznadzor.
On receipt of a written application starting at 00.00 December 27, 2010, a specialist of the Veterinary Authority of the RF subject who is responsible for the reviewing of this application must make sure that the relevant application from this participant in foreign economic activities is available in Argus’s database. In case it’s available a second electronic copy of the application is not prepared.
Specialists of the Central Office of the Rosselkhoznadzor will monitor the validity of decisions made by Argus and correct its mistakes in case there are any.
As for the operation of Argus’s internal registers and directories regarding the preparation of permits for import of veterinary drugs there’s a specific feature which should be paid attention to by the participants in foreign economic activities.
The thing is that names and other registration characteristics of veterinary drugs include words which have no established meaning in the Russian language (abbreviations, trade names etc.) or words which are special terms therefore their correct spelling is quite difficult both for the applicants - participants in foreign economic activities and for our inspectors.
Thus there may be mistakes and misprints in the registers and directories. The same mistakes can be made by participants in foreign economic activities when preparing import applications. That’s why we would like to ask participants in foreign economic activities to be attentive when drawing up applications. Drawing up an application take time to compare the spelling of the complex words in your application with their spelling in the list of registered veterinary drugs. Otherwise it will lead to Argus’s technical rejections of import applications and there may be problems during import at border inspections posts. Eventually the register will be verified but now it depends on you to make the process of obtaining permits problem-free and to save our inspectors’ time as they won’t have to deal with technical problems.
Forward messages about mistakes detected in the register of veterinary drugs of this type to email@example.com and our specialists will promptly correct them.
The second test stage will last 1 month (till 00.00 January 28, 2011).
And if the testing is successful and the business entities have no significant complaints about the operation of Argus in the automated mode this mode will become the basic one.
Questions related to this topic can be asked on the forum of the Rosselkhoznadzor in the Section "Automated System Argus".
Best regards N.Vlasov