Negotiations between the Russian Vet Body Rosselkhoznadzor and New Zealand Embassy

November 15, 2012 11:30

The negotiations were held at the initiative of the New Zealand party. The Rosselkhoznadzor accepted the proposal of the New Zealand National Veterinary Service to hold negotiations on harmonization of veterinary certificates for export of New Zealand products subject to state veterinary surveillance to the common market of the Customs Union member countries, reports with reference to Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor (FSVPS for short).

The veterinary certificates previously agreed by the Rosselkhoznadzor and New Zealand Competent Authority will be valid until new model certificates are approved. In addition, the parties decided to review previous agreements taking into account changes in the legal framework due to the Customs Union establishment and Russia’s accession to the WTO.

Fish is quite prominent in the trade between the two countries with some 82 suppliers from New Zealand approved for export to Russia.

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