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Director of FGBI “VGNKI” Vyacheslav Nikulin met French Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer and President of French Federation of Butchers, Caterers and Meat Processors (FICT)

On February 27, 2018 as continuation of the working program of the FGBI “VGNKI” delegation at the International Agricultural Show SIA-2018 in Paris (France) Director of the All-Russian State Centre for Quality and Standardization of Veterinary Drugs and Feeds (FGBI “VGNKI”) Vyacheslav Nikulin held a meeting with French Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Stefanie Flateau on interaction in veterinary sphere.

One of the topics discussed was the update of the list of authorized establishments producing animal products destined for export to Russia as soon as the political situation changes. The Russian party noted that due to the fact that European establishments have not been exporting their products to Russia for almost 4 years, they will have to reconfirm their compliance with the RF and EAEU requirements. 

Within the meeting the parties discussed several other issues related to bilateral cooperation which will be sent as a proposal to the Rosselkhoznadzor by the French party.  Stefanie Flateau thanked the Russian side for the constructive approach to the settlement of arising issues within the Rosselkhoznadzor competence, and noted the regular work done by the French Veterinary Service to keep up with the Rosselkhoznadzor amended requirements for exported animal products. 

Besides Vyacheslav Nikulin held a working meeting with President of the French Federation of Butchers, Caterers and Meat Processors (FICT) Bernard Vallat. Bernard Vallat informed the Russian colleagues that FICT members are ready to supply those heat treated meat products which will not compete with the Russian products, and confirmed that it was possible to open food establishments in the Russian territory using Russian raw materials and employing Russian citizens. Vyacheslav Nikulin thanked the French party for its readiness for fruitful cooperation and understanding of the necessity to timely inform the parties on measures taken within the light of changing epidemic conditions.

For reference: Currently FICT is the association of 309 French producers of more than 450 different products with annual trade turnover of 6.6 billion euros. Besides FICT covers more than two thirds of French pork production and employs more than 135 thousand people.  

Mar 1, 2018

Categorys: Veterinary , Import. Export. Transit