Indonesia and Russia signing fisheries agreement

May 29, 2009 16:35

Indonesia and Russia signed an agreement on control of quality and safety of exported and imported seafood, reports (

The agreement has become a result of three-month talks between Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) and Indonesia's Department of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Indonesia has been trying to enter the Russian seafood market for a long time. Russia's seafood import from Indonesia amounts to only 4500 tonnes from the total export of 1 million tonnes to the world market.

At the same time, in 2008 Vietnam only exported ca.100,000 tonnes of fish products to Russia.

According to the Indonesian side, the agreement between the two countries will encourage export development and open new opportunities for the Indonesian fish sector.

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