The meeting took place on the fields of the International
Agricultural Exhibition “Green Week” in Berlin. During the talks the parties
discussed conditions of planting material supplies from Poland to the Russian
market. These conditions are specified
by the RF accession to the WTO and as a consequence by the necessity to
harmonize phytosanitary import-export requirements.
In this connection the Polish party expressed an initiative
to denounce the Agreement on Collaboration between two countries concluded in
2009 as according to the EU Commission it contradicts the requirements of
In its turn the Russian party explained that Poland had a
right to make such decision unilaterally. Herewith Polish colleagues were
notified that in case of such decision and on the basis of the negotiations
between the Russian Federation and EU Commission on import-export issues the Russian
Party may consider of introduction of
restrictive measures on planting material supplies from Europe as well as from the
Republic of Poland.
Besides the Russian party emphasized that the agreement
related to the possibility of Polish planting material (first of all plants
with exposed roots) supplies reached in the end of 2012 remains in force.
Taking into account the fact that according to international
standards for phytosanitary measures planting material is a dangerous kind of
product the Russian party considers that it is possible to export these
products only on security of the national phytosanitary service from harmful
quarantine organism free zones, areas and sites of production.
Herewith in the interests of trading relations the Russian
party informed about its intention to temporarily recognize nurseries which had
earlier been monitored by Russian and Polish specialists as harmful quarantine
organism free zones, areas and sites of production.
Russian experts directed Polish colleague’s attention to the
fact that according to the terms of international documents nursery inspection
frequency was not discussed. It is mainly determined on the basis of
phytosanitary risk analysis and characteristics of harmful organism growth
The Rosselkoznadzor underlined that the RF requirements are
based on international standards for phytosanitary measures and they will be
applied to all the EU member countries.
During the meeting the issue concerning detection of
quarantine in Russia oriental fruit moth in supplies from Poland was under
Taking into account the fact that the territory of Poland is
officially recognized as oriental fruit moth free the Rosselkhoznadzor
requested to submit all materials on the work conducted by the Polish party
aimed at identification of contamination source. Polish colleagues obliged to
provide all the necessary information as soon as possible.
The parties expressed a hope that the EU work related to the planting
material import issues will be effective and free product movement within the
EU territory will be regulated.