Russian vets make office in Busan to facilitate seafood export flows

March 2, 2009 16:15

In early February 2009 Vladivostok territorial department of Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) supported a proposal of the regional fish businesses to send a veterianry inspector to Busan for veterinary examination of seafood consignments exported from Russia, the examination being necessary for issue of international health certificates, reports ( with reference to News.Vl.

According to Vladivostok fish businessmen, all the seafood cargoes exported from the Russian Far East Basin will normally be delivered to Busan. In the port all the fish products landed by the Russian vessels will be broken down into smaller consignments and reloaded into containers each one to be accompanied with an international health certificate. According to the current regulations, the above certificate shall be issued subject to veterinary examination by the Russian veterinary specialist in the place of shipment of the particular lot, that is in Busan.

At present two Vladivostok-based fishing companies have made a vet examination agreement with Primorye Interregional Veterinary Laboratory on non-commercial basis. International health certificates are issued by Vladivostok Department of Rosselkhoznadzor on no-charge basis as well.

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