28, 2017 the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives held a working meeting with the
experts of Food and Environmental Hygiene Department of Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR).
discussed a number of key issues related to the Russian meat product access to
the Hong Kong market. The Rosselkhoznadzor officials submitted all necessary
documents and data on the assessment of the system used for safety surveillance
and control during beef, pork and poultry meat production for their revision by
the Hong Kong party.
Kong party further submitted regulatory documents on the requirements applied for
meat product importation in Hong Kong.
discussed in detail the procedure for poultry product access to the market.
Representatives of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department of Hong Kong
SAR gave a promise to review the submitted data asap in order to take a
decision on the Russian poultry meat admittance to the Hong Kong market and on
possible application of AI regionalization.
Kong counterparts also mentioned that no veterinary certification is required
in case of ready-to-eat meat product importation.
veterinary certificate for exported beef was discussed during the negotiations.
It is scheduled to be initialed during the 65th General Session of
the OIE in Paris in the end of May this year. Inspection of the Russian beef
producing plants by the Hong Kong inspectors was also prearranged for the
second half of 2017.