6 the meeting between Assistant to the Head Vasiliy Lavrovsky and newly
appointed Counsellor of the Embassy of India in the RF Inbasekar Sunaramurti
took place in the Rosselkhoznadzor. The parties discussed a wide range of
issues related to ensuring productive bilateral animal and plant product trade.
party expressed interest in the growth of buffalo meat, egg powder, fish and
seafood export to Russia, expansion of spice, nut and seed export. Inbasekar
Sunaramurti expressed his appreciation for the harmonization of the Protocol on
the terms of safe delivery and the veterinary certificate for pasteurized milk products
exported from India to EAEU countries and asked for assistance in harmonizing
it by all the member-countries.
Lavrovsky noted the success of India in arranging buffalo meat export
deliveries to Asian and African markets (up to 1.5 million tons a year) and
emphasized that issues concerning the increase in exports of the said products to
Russia might be discussed after India settled system issues of ensuring epidemic
and biological security. In this regard it makes sense to establish scientific
and technical cooperation in order to develop an effective mechanism for
monitoring foot-and-mouth disease and other dangerous animal diseases typical
for India. In particular, the Indian party may take advantage of the long-term
experience of the Federal Centre for Animal Health also being the OIE Reference
Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease in studying, diagnosing and developing
methods of disease control and prevention for achieving stable disease freedom.
The access of Russian specialists to the Indian electronic FMD notification
system could be an important step towards building trust in veterinary security
system of India.
to the increase of fish and seafood exports to Russia and the extension to the
list of Indian export establishments the Rosselkhoznadzor focused the attention
of the Indian party on the required updating of the current Register of
establishments authorized for export to Russia in the view of their long-term
agreed that it was necessary to take into consideration the reciprocal interests
of business partners while establishing trade relations and seek an equivalent
approach during mutual agricultural produce deliveries.
Service noted that Russian exporters were ready to increase grain exports to
India and expand their range, and also to develop the export of various safe
and high quality animal products. The Rosselkhoznadzor submitted the revised veterinary
certificate draft regulating poultry export from Russia to India to the Indian
party for harmonization and also asked for assistance in obtaining veterinary
and sanitary requirements for fresh and ready-to-eat fish and seafood export to
party emphasized that investing Indian capital in the construction of joint
ventures for animal product and pulse crop production and also timber
processing followed by export to India and other countries with a large number
of Indian population might be a promising aspect of cooperation between the two
Roselkhosnadzor informed the Indian Embassy in Moscow about recently reached agreements with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of Republic of
India on issuing phytosanitary certificates for products exported to Russia,
the possibility of amending the EEC Uniform Phytosanitary Requirements for
imported plant products, the procedure of fumigation of Russian grain planned
for export to India, and also about preparations for a forthcoming visit of the
Head of the Quarantine Service of India.
party invited the Rosselkhoznadzor to take part in the International India Food
Forum Exhibition due to take place in Mumbai in the second half of January 2018
in order to discuss prospects for future cooperation.