In the period from July 2 to July 5, 2018 the
representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor paid a working visit to the Republic of
In the course of the talks with the Agricultural Quarantine Agency
of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia the parties
discussed the issues of expanding the list of grain crops exported from Russia.
The Indonesian party reported that the information materials necessary for the
access of corn, rye, soy previously forwarded by the Rosselkhoznadzor were at
the final stage of consideration, and in July-August the Russian party would be
informed about the possibility of corn and soy export to Indonesia, and in
September-October – about the access of peas and rye. In order to expedite the access
of some Russian grain crops to the Indonesian market and to increase Russian
grain exports, the Rosselkhoznadzor considers ensuring the permanent presence
of the Service representative in Indonesia.
The Quarantine Service of Semarang, as well as the
representatives of importing companies assured the Rosselkhoznadzor that the
phytosanitary condition of Russian grain was much better than that of the grain
supplied by other exporting countries. Besides, at present Russian grain is
more attractive at the global market owing to its lower price.
In its turn, the Rosselkhoznadzor reassured about the strict
observance of the Indonesian quarantine phytosanitary requirements and the intensification
of control over exported grain. Taking into account the Indonesian party’s interest
in export deliveries of tropical fruits (papaya, mango, bananas) to the Russian
market, the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives informed about the procedure for
the entry of quarantinable products to the Eurasian Economic Union and provided
the Indonesian colleagues with the English version of several EAEU regulatory
documents governing the quarantinable product entry procedure for consultation.
In order to improve transparence and openness in the mutual
deliveries of quarantinable products to the markets of the two countries, the
parties discussed the possible harmonization of Russian and Indonesian phytosanitary
surveillance information systems.
Moreover, the perspectives for further cooperation with
Indonesia were discussed within the framework of the talks between the
representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in
the Republic of Indonesia L. G. Vorobyeva and Trade Commissioner of the Russian
Federation in Indonesia S. Yu. Rossomakhov.
For reference: in 2017/2018 agricultural year Russian wheat
export to the Indonesian market exceeded 1.5 million tons, which is 4.1 times
more as compared to that of 2016/2017 (360 thousand tons).