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Consultation Session of FGBI Federal Centre of Quality and Safety Assurance for Grain and Grain Products and Iraqi Grain Board

On July 13, 2017 consultation session of the FGBI Federal Centre of Quality and Safety Assurance for Grain and Grain Products and Iraqi Grain Board headed by Ali Al-Kahli, Deputy Commercial Attache of the Iraqi Embassy, were held in the Iraqi Embassy.

During the consultation session the parties discussed the possibility to harmonize approaches of the Russian Federation and Republic of Iraq to the methods used for examination of wheat and other crops not only for their quality and safety but also for the aspects of plant quarantine in order to establish cooperation and mutual supplies between the countries.

The parties also discussed in detail the difference in the systems used by the national control authorities to ensure product quality and safety. The parties paid specific attention to the Iraqi requirements to MAL of smut spores in wheat.

Following the consultation session it was decided that experts of the FGBI Federal Centre of Quality and Safety Assurance for Grain and Grain Products should visit testing laboratories in Iraq. In this respect the representatives of the Iraqi party announced their intention to send an official letter to the Iraqi Ministry of Trade and ask for the possibility to organize the visit of the Russian delegation to the Republic of Iraq.

The both parties agreed to the need of further development of mutual cooperation and remarked that the meeting was held in a friendly and result-oriented atmosphere.

Jul 14, 2017

Categorys: Surveillance of the quality and safety of grain