Russia and Belarus signing memo on seafood safety control

July 6, 2009 12:52

Russia and Belarus have signed a memorandum on safety of seafood imported and exported both sides, reports (

From the Russian side the memo was signed by head of the nation's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert and from the Belarusian side the signee was Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Mikhail Saveljev.

By signing the memo the sides have guaranteed that both Russian and Belarusian seafood products respectively exported to Belarus and Russia comply with the hygiene and sanitary requirements of the importing side, including approval of foreign suppliers of the raw fish for processing.

The memo provides for conduct of mutual inspections of seafood exporters located on the territory of the both countries, exchange of information on shipments of particular product lots, regular update of suppliers lists, monitoring of seafood safety, as well as sanctions concerning unfair suppliers.

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