For the purpose of reviewing the system of state quarantine
phytosanitary control of regulated products of plant origin the
Rosselkhoznadzor delegation visited the Republic of Lithuania (Vilnius) from 19
to 20 December, 2017.
Within the technical consultations with the executives of
the National Plant Protection Organization of the Republic of Lithuania (NPPO),
the delegation of the Rosselkhoznadzor reviewed the phytosanitary certification
system for consignments delivered to the territory of the Russian Federation
and the Republic of Belarus.
The Russian side was shown the information system
"FRIS" that is used for issuance of export and re-export
phytosanitary certificates, as well as for authorization of phytosanitary
certificates to the countries where plant products originate from.
The Rosselkhoznadzor delegation drew the attention of
Lithuanian colleagues to the prevention of supplies of contaminated plant
products of high phytosanitary risk (code 06, 07, 08 FEACN EAEC) to the
territory of the Russian Federation.
The Rosselkhoznadzor representatives paid a special attention
to the procedure of issuance by the NPPO of the Republic of Lithuania of
re-export phytosanitary certificates for consignments of plant products of high
phytosanitary risk (codes 07, 08 FEACN EAEC) originating in the third countries
and intended for deliveries to the Republic of Belarus and the Russian
The NPPO of the Republic of Lithuania indicated the need to
carry out activities aimed at establishing the true origin of fruit and
vegetable products in order to prevent the issuance of phytosanitary
certificates for "sanctioned" plant products.
In particular, the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation drew the
attention of Lithuanian colleagues to cases of deliveries of uncharacteristic
plant products of unknown origin under the Jordanian guise from Lithuania to
Russia. It was also pointed out that it is necessary to carry out control activities
with regard to unscrupulous exporters with the involvement of relevant official
During the talks, the importance of work interaction and
information exchange between the services was emphasized. One of the results of
this cooperation was the decision by the State Plant Crop Service under the
Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania to suspend the issuance of
re-export phytosanitary certificates at one of the Vilnius terminals in
connection with the identification of falsification in the country of origin of
plant products of high phytosanitary risk. The NPPO of Lithuania informed the Rosselkhoznadzor
representatives about its readiness to conduct unscheduled inspections at all
Lithuanian customs terminals. The Lithuanian party undertook to provide
information following the results of the inspections conducted.
During the visit the Russian delegation visited the
quarantine phytosanitary inspection posts for regulated products of high
phytosanitary risk originating in the Republic of Lithuania and third countries
and intended for further export to the Russian Federation and the Republic of
The Rosselkhoznadzor representatives pointed out the
existing incompliances, that, as it was assured by the Lithuanian side, will be
eliminated in the shortest time possible.
At the end of the visit, the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation visited
the plant quarantine testing laboratory in Vilnius, where they were
familiarized with the methods and diagnostic tools for quarantine organisms.
The Rosselkhoznadzor expresses gratitude to Lithuanian
colleagues for constructive dialogue and organization of the meeting.