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Rosselkhoznadzor Activity on Expansion of Russian Agricultural Product Access to Market of United Arab Emirates

On November 24 - 26, 2017 the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives on the Russian delegation chaired by Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Manturov D.V. took part in organizing and conducting the 7th meeting of the Mixed Intergovernmental Russian-Emirates Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation in Abu Dhabi (UAE) that resulted in signing a relevant protocol by the parties.

Within the framework of the IGC Deputy Head of Veterinary Supervision Administration for Export and Import Operations, Transport and International Cooperation M.V. Tsukanov discussed the current issues of cooperation with Head of the Food Safety Department of Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Dr. Majd Al-Herbawi. The counterparts emphasized the importance of establishing close contacts between the veterinary services for rapid implementation of the agreements reached during the meeting of the intergovernmental commission.

The Emirati side confirmed its intention to visit the Russian Federation in order to inspect the establishments for the production of animal products in the week starting on November 27. At the same time the parties established the most acceptable procedure for forming a list of Russian establishments interested in exports of livestock products to the Emirati market and those applying for an inspection. The lists are only sent through official contacts between the representatives of the Rosselkhozadzor and the Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment of the UAE after receiving confirmation that the application submitted by business entities through the official website of the competent UAE agency following the link https://www.moccae.gov.ae/en/our-services/animal-wealth/licensing/renewislamicabattoire.aspx was confirmed and the state duty was paid.

In her turn Dr. Majd Al-Herbawi expressed interest in expanding the list of Emirati establishments that are authorized for exports to the Russian Federation. The parties agreed to continue work on organizing a relevant inspection of the Rosselkhoznadzor that will be held in the first quarter of 2018.

The parties approved the fact of signing a veterinary certificate for export of heat-treated dairy products derived from single-horned camels and subjected to heat treatment from the UAE to the Russian Federation, which allows export of these products from the Emirates-accredited establishments certified by the Rosselkhoznadzor and verified by the competent department of the UAE.

In addition, the Emirati side expressed interest in importing bees, live animals (cattle and small ruminants), as well as live poultry and hatching eggs from Russia. If there is an opportunity to export these commodities from Russia, the UAE Veterinary Department of Climate and Environmental Change will send a questionnaire and agree on the possible conditions for such deliveries.

During the conversation about mutual deliveries of regulated products, the Russian side suggested considering the issue of subsequent transfer to electronic veterinary certification of controlled consignments. The colleagues from the Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment of the UAE expressed interest in maintaining such a system and will review the proposal of the Russian side.

In addition, the Emirati side was provided with import requirements for domestic animals to the UAE from Russia. These documents will be posted on the official site of the Rosselkhoznadzor, as well as communicated to the territorial departments and veterinary subjects of the Russian Federation.

The parties agreed to strengthen cooperation between the supervisory services in order to create favorable conditions for mutual trade in agricultural products.

Summing up the results, the chairmen of the Commission positively assessed the agreements reached during the Russian-Emirati IGC and expressed the hope for expanding the scope of food trade turnover between the countries.

 

Nov 28, 2017

Categorys: Events , Veterinary , Import. Export. Transit