The Rosselkhoznadzor and the State Plant Quarantine
Inspection under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a
videoconference on April, 1.
The Uzbek party spoke about the measures taken after
detection of a capra beetle (Trogoderma granarium Ev.) in a consignment of
dried apricots supplied to Russia from the Ferghana Oblast of Uzbekistan in
December 2020. The Rosselkhoznadzor was forced to impose a ban on import of all
regulated products from the Ferghana Oblast of the Republic.
According to the representatives of the foreign competent
authority, the plant products stored in 23 warehouses in the Oblast are weekly
monitored. According to the Uzbek experts, no cases of pest infestation have
been detected up to now. In addition, the State Plant Quarantine Inspection
together with the Administration of the Ferghana Oblast adopted the Program for
pest control in production areas for 2021-2022. Cooperation with biological
laboratories is being conducted and agrotechnical measures are being
The foreign authority noted that in the near future
Uzbekistan intends to increase the number of logistics centers that accept
agricultural products from private individuals. The Uzbek representatives added
that private farms are now the main source of quarantine organism spread. The
increased number of logistics centers will ensure phytosanitary control (surveillance)
of plant products produced by local farms.
The Rosselkhoznadzor, in turn, addressed to the
representatives of the State Plant Quarantine Inspection with a request to send
an analysis of the current situation and the results of the activities carried
out on the territory of commercial orchards and greenhouses in the Ferghana
The parties also discussed the prospects of scientific
cooperation in the phytosanitary field between the two countries.
The participants of the meeting thanked each other for their
prompt cooperation and expressed confidence in further fruitful cooperation.