The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation visited the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 18-21 to inspect tomato production and storage sites.
In the framework of the technical consultations with the management of the NPPO of the Republic of Azerbaijan the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation was familiarized with the system of phytosanitary certification of consignments intended for export to the Russian Federation.
The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation drew attention of the Azerbaijani colleagues to prevention of exporting plant products of high phytosanitary risk to the Russian Federation.
During the talks the parties mentioned the importance of cooperation and information exchange between the authorities.
The Russian Federation visited 14 largest tomato greenhouses. Specific attention was paid to OOO “Bina Agro” establishment that applies modern production technologies and is equipped with up-to-date utility systems.
The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation mentioned the importance of meeting requirements of the Russian phytosanitary Law and of the retaliatory measures introduced by the RF Governments for plant product export.
The NPPO management of the Republic of Azerbaijan assured the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives in its intention and the intention of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan to rigorously comply with the RF requirements as far as Azerbaijan plant product export is concerned.
The Rosselkhoznadzor expresses gratitude to the Azerbaijani colleagues for the constructive dialogue and arrangement of the meeting.