The working meeting of the Rosselkhoznadzor with the specialists of the Japanese Embassy was held within the activities on promotion of Russian products to the Japanese market on November 2, 2017.
Opening the meeting the Russian side expressed hope for further expansion of cooperation between the Rosselkhoznadzor and Japanese competent authorities and thanked the Japanese side for quick harmonization of the health certificate for export of silage from Russia to Japan that will facilitate the export process of this product to the Japanese market.
Discussing the issue of requirements for the Russian silage, the Japanese side mentioned about the Russian importers’concerns regarding the necessity to perform testing of each exported silage consignment for the percentage content of propionic acid.
The Rosselkhoznadzor representatives declared about the intention to analyze the situation with the assistance of subordinate scientific institutions as well as the Russian exporters.
In the course of the meeting the parties also discussed the issue of exports of wheat-based straw and dried feeder greens, as well as their composition and characteristics. The Japanese side expressed the wish to establish cooperation in this direction and said that they would address their requirements for the abovementioned products.
The necessity to harmonize the new document will be discussed by the Rosselkhoznadzor specialists in the near future.
The Russian side also marked that they are expecting a response to the submitted materials regarding poultry meat production control as well to the request concerning supplies of heat-treated bovine gizzards to Japan from the Russian establishments that have already been approved for exports of ready-to-eat meat products to Japan.
As a result of the meeting the agreement has been reached on continuation of fruitful cooperation between Russia and Japan in order to develop smooth trade and economic relations.