between Konstantin Savenkov, Deputy Head
of the Rosselkhoznadzor, and Bi Kexin, Director General of the Import and
Export Food Safety Bureau at the General Administration of Customs took place
on October 20. The event was also
attended by the Russian Trade Mission in China.
The parties noted
that fruitful trade and economic relationships stemming from friendly relations
between the countries and mutual commitment to progressive development of cooperation
and efficient settlement of disputable issues have been established.
stressed that currently the Rosselkhoznadzor has enhanced control over animal
product export from China due to the novel coronavirus infection pandemic. In particular
the Rosselkhoznadzor will immediately suspend commodity export from Russian
establishments in case of Covid-19 positive workers and will rapidly notify GAC
of the People’s Republic of China about that.
connection with the reports from the Chinese party about identification of COVID-19 traces on the packaging of Russian
fish products, the Rosselkhoznadzor organized selective monitoring of exported
Russian consignments. In the authority's laboratories there has been created an opportunity
to examine the packaging material for the presence of the causative agent of
the novel coronavirus infection.
Rosselkhoznadzor also reported that after receiving a notification from the
Chinese party regarding detection of the
virus traces on the packaging of fish products that arrived at the port of
Qingdao, it provided the Chinese party with materials confirming the absence of
coronavirus infection agent in the crew of Russian ships.
on the recommendation of GAC of the People’s Republic of China the Russian
authority requested results of Russian
fish product tests for COVID-19 from Shandong government. The Rosselkhoznadzor is currently awaiting a
party told the Rosselkhoznadzor that it welcomes all the control mechanisms
proposed and implemented by the Russian authority and expects that the Russian
business community takes the most responsible attitude to product export to
of the dialogue was the export of Russian meat products to China. The Rosselkhoznadzor thanked the PRC General Administration of Customs for the highly valued right to
supply beef and two types of beef offal from Russia to China. In response to the Rosselkhoznadzor's appeal
with a request to expand the list of permitted types of by-products, the
Chinese party said that it was considering this issue and considered it
possible to approve some of the proposals in the near future.
The parties also
discussed the technical issue of detaining Russian containers with poultry
products at the Chinese border.
Rosselkhoznadzor addressed the PRC General
Administration of Customs
with a request to accept, as usual, containers with poultry products of
Russian origin, which were certified for export to the PRC before receiving a
notice from the Chinese party about the suspension of product export due to
avian influenza reports in some regions of the country.
In conclusion the
parties confirmed their intention to maintain a high level of relationships
between the Services facilitating realization of Russia/China trade potential.