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Talks between Rosselkhoznadzor and Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of Republic of India

Meeting between the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation and Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of Republic of India took place on December 22, 2017 in New Delhi.

In the course of the talks the Indian party informed that in late December 2017 the act will be signed stipulating that obligatory requirement to decontaminate grain imported into India with methyl bromide will become valid in another six months. 

The Russian party provided the Indian colleagues with a letter reminding to address the Agreement between the Russian Ministry of Agriculture and Indian Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on complying with phytosanitary requirements for grain exported from the Russian Federation to the Republic of India as soon as possible, as well as answers to additional questions of the Indian party related to grain decontamination with phosphine-based agents, a letter on detections in Indian grain imported to Russia and a letter on interest to export Russian nuts, apples and other plant products to the Indian market.

Besides Head of Indian Plant Protection Service Ashwani Kumar thanked for the provided information and confirmed his visit to the Russian Federation in May 2018 to get acquainted with grain fumigation procedures using phosphine-based agents. The Indian party also confirmed that the Agreement was under consideration of the Department technical specialists at the moment and proposals would be sent within a month.

The Indian party also informed that it suspends using electronic signature on phytosanitary certificates and replaces it with a manual one and also promised to report this officially to the Rosselkhoznadzor. 

In the conclusion the both parties expressed mutual gratitude for fruitful cooperation and interest in rapid solution of issues in future.

 

Dec 22, 2017

Categorys: Events , Surveillance of the quality and safety of grain