Meeting of Rosselkhoznadzor With Representatives of Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Kazakhstan Regarding Authorisation of Phytosanitary Certificates
On September 6, 2018 the Rosselkhoznadzor met with TOO “Kazagromarketing” staff members representing the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Moscow. The meeting was held at the initiative of the Russian side.
During talks the Russian party acquainted the Kazakh counterparts with the FGIS “Argus-Fito” (Federal Governmental Information System) and its subsystems. The Rosselkhoznadzor explained the functioning principles of the programme for authorization of phytosanitary certificates (verifying their delivery by the national service on quarantine and plant protection of the exporting country) and the programme for authorization of phytosanitary certificates issued by the Rosselkhoznadzor officers. Whereas the Kazakh party presented their National Automated Control System AIC of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NACS) also used for delivering and accounting of phytosanitary documentation in Kazakhstan.
The Russian side articulated the traceability issue of transit freights which contain plant products forbidden for export to Russia coming from member countries of the European Union as well as from member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan. The parties agreed that Kazakhstan would consider the possibility of joining the FGIS “Argus-Fito” on authorization of phytosanitary certificates in the nearest time.
The parties also drafted an integration plan for their respective information systems to ensure phytosanitary safety of two countries.