On August, 10 the Rosselkhoznadzor held video talks with the Administration of Plant Health, Quarantine and Seed Control under the Committee for Food Security, Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The parties discussed topics to be raised during the meeting of Co-Chairs of Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation between Russian Federation and Republic of Tajikistan. The event is planned for 12 – 13 August in Dushanbe.
The foreign colleagues informed that they are interested in expansion of plant product export directly to Russia. Currently most consignments from Tajikistan are moved to Kirgizia and Kazakhstan first, and after that are shipped to the Russian Federation.
The representatives of the Tajikistani authority also informed that during the forthcoming meeting they plan to raise the question concerning the lifting of the ban on import of plant products in hand luggage and baggage of passengers, arriving from Tajikistan to Russia. The restrictions were imposed several years ago due to frequent detections of pests in regulated products, imported to the RF territory using this way.
The Rosselkhoznadzor noted that it was ready to consider this question only if the Tajikistani Competent Authority ensures safety of imported products. Besides the Russian party requested for an official letter related to this topic.
The representatives of the Committee for Food Security also invited the specialists from the Rosselkhoznadzor to visit sites of plant product dispatch. The Russian authority promised to consider the possibility of such a visit, when the epidemic situation is favorable.
The parties expressed their hope for solution of the raised questions at the meeting between Co-Chairs of the Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation between Russian Federation and Republic of Tajikistan.