The meeting of the Russian section of the working group on
trade, industry and investments of the Russian-Indonesian Joint Commission on
Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation took place on July 13, 2017.
Welcome speech was made by Ye. N Popov, the Director of
Department for Asia, Africa and Latin America of the Ministry of Economic
Development of the Russian Federation. During the meeting the following issues were
discussed: access of agricultural products to the markets, cooperation in the
field of peaceful use of atomic energy, promotion of projects in aeronavigation
with participation of AO «Azimut», as well as existing barriers for exporting
of Russian power equipment.
During the meeting of the working group the representatives
of federal executive authorities and a number of companies made reports.
During the meeting of the section addressing access of
agricultural products to the markets of Indonesia the presentations were made
by the Assistant to the Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Vasily Lavrovsky and
Director of the FGBI «Grain Quality Assessment Center» Yulia Korolyova.
In her report Yulia Korolyova spoke about export volume in
2016/2017 to Indonesia. Within the said period the wheat export amounted to 360
thousand tons, and of coriander seeds — 9 thousand tons. She also named the
main ports dispatching the products — Novorossiysk Port and Caucasus Port of
the Krasnodar Krai.
As it is known in the beginning of 2015 the regulation on
control of safety of imported and exported fresh plant products was approved by
the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia. According to this
regulation, importing countries which did not succeed in official authorization
of their food safety systems and in registration of the testing laboratories
cannot get permission on import of fresh plant products including grain
products to Indonesia.
Thanks to Rosselkhoznadzor’s efforts in October 2016 the
Agricultural Quarantine Agency under the
Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia approved the Decree on
registration of three Russian laboratories involved into testing of grain and
grain product quality and safety (testing laboratories of Novorossiysk and
Rostov branches of the FGBI «Grain Quality Assessment Center» and testing
laboratory of FGBI «Grain Quality Assessment Center» in Ramenskoye). In December 2016 the
Primorsky branch of the FGBI «Grain Quality Assessment Center» was also
The resumption of Russian product export including wheat
export into the Republic of Indonesia after complete export stop in November
2015 can be called one of the basic achievements. Moreover the export volume in
2016/2017 amounted to 369 thousand tons.