On August 27, the Rosselkhoznadzor held talks, via video conference, with Head of the Commercial Bureau of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the Russian Federation Nasser Hamed.
The Russian party reported the interest of two Russian establishments in supplying dairy products (cheeses and ice cream) to Egypt. Nasser Hamed noted that the Egyptian colleagues were currently studying the possibility of supplies by one of those cheese manufacturers under the safeguards of the Rosselkhoznadzor. He also emphasized that, with regard to ice cream export, the Russian Federation Trade Representation in the Arab Republic of Egypt should be contacted that would help to get in contact with the authority in charge of that issue.
An issue of poultry meat supplies from Russia was also raised. It was noted that, pursuant to the Egyptian legislation, a special licence valid for a certain period of time should be granted to the establishments authorized for supplying such products to the Republic. The validity period of such licences granted to two Russian poultry meat suppliers is now coming to an end, but, according to the Egyptian party, the issue of their renewal is currently being addressed.
The Rosselkhoznadzor reminded that a model veterinary certificate for fish and fish product export from Russia had been sent to the competent authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt in April of the current year. The foreign colleagues promised to accelerate the consideration of the document and to provide their comments. Besides, the Egyptian party will submit veterinary requirements for raw intestines, dairy products and animal feeds imported from abroad in the nearest possible time.
In the Embassy of Egypt of the Russian Federation, it was reported that an Egyptian establishment was interested in exporting cheese to Russia. The Rosselkhoznadzor explained that the competent authority of the Republic should send a formal request to initiate the procedure for including the company in the list of establishments authorized for supplying regulated commodities to Russia and provide a statement of the manufacturer’s compliance with the requirements of the EAEU legislation.
At the same time, the Egyptian party asked to provide the veterinary and sanitary requirements of the Russian Federation and the EAEU for fish and fish product supplies from Egypt to Russia. The Russian authority promised to send the requested documents to the foreign colleagues in the near future.