From March 19 to 22, 2018 at the invitation of the National Quarantine and Plant Protection Organization of the Republic of Poland the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists are on a visit to the Republic of Poland with a view to conducting joint pre-shipment monitoring of planting material produced in Polish nurseries to be delivered to the Russian Federation.
The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance conducted negotiations with representatives of the National Service for Safety and Quality of Agricultural Products of Bolivia on the issues of mutual trade in agricultural and livestock products on March 16, 2018. The Russian side was headed by Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Konstantin Savenkov, the Bolivian side was represented by Executive Director General of the National Service for Security and Quality of Agricultural Products of Bolivia, Javier Suárez Hurtado.
Within the Rosselkhoznadzor activities on expanding exports of Russian grain and products thereof to international markets on March 14, 2018 the Service conducted technical negotiations with the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Kingdom of Thailand in a videoconference format.
A meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor and auditors from the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission took place under the chairmanship of Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Konstantin Savenkov on March 12, 2018.
On March 12, 2018 the first meeting between the representatives of DG SANTE and the Rosselkhoznadzor officials will take place. Within the framework of the meeting issues of ensuring safety in dairy product and raw casing production for the European market will be discussed.
In the course of the forthcoming audit the delegation will visit the establishments authorized to export their products to the EU market which are located in Tomsk, Moscow and Lipetsk Oblasts, Krasnodar Krai and Saint-Petersburg.
On February 7, 2018 in Moscow the 14th meeting of the Permanent Russian-Iranian Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation was held under the chairmanship of Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak and Minister of Economy and Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran Masud Karbasian. Аssistant to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Vasily Lavrovsky took part in the work of the commission.
On March 3, 2018 inspectors of Department of the Border Veterinary Inspection on the Russian State Boundary and Transport of the Regional Office of FSVPS in the Republic of Tatarstan inspected 13 flights in the Kazan International Airport.
The officers found 10.1 kg of fat lamb from the Republic of Tajikistan during the examination of hand luggage and baggage of foreign passengers. This product has been withdrawn as the Rosselkhoznadzor established a temporary restriction on imports of products of animal origin. The product was destroyed via burning in the airport’s utilization oven under supervision of the inspectors.
Specialists of the Department of Phytosanitary, Grain and Seed Quality Surveillance of the Regional Office of the FSVPS in the Republic of Tatarstan inspected 20 tons of rice of russian origin. This was done in response to a notification from OOO TD IVI of Kazan.
OOO SUDARUSHKA was the consignor of the quarantined production.
The inspectors selected probes during the inspection and sent them to the Federal State-Funded Institution "Tatar Interregional Veterinary Laboratory" (FSFI TIVL) to study the presence of quarantined objects.