Argus electronic system to speed up issue of Russian veterinary permits for seafood export and import

March 6, 2009 12:55

In the end of 2009 Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) is planning to extend Argus electronic system to seafood export/import permits beyond the current range of food products subject to veterinary control, reports ( with reference to REGNUM.

At present there are already more than 60 Russian provinces using the system for considering applications for all the other cargoes, controlled by the nation's veterinary bodies except for aquatic bioresources.

Starting from the end of February 2009 Murmansk Oblast has joined other provinces who have introduced the Argus system. The introduction encourages faster consideration of the applications forwarded to the Chief Veterinary Inspector of the Russian Federation (Moscow) for export and import permits.

Already today the businesses may get access to the Argus system to fill in the application form in online electronic mode for the valid list of foodstuffs and then duly receive the information on issued permits or rejections of their import/export applications.

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