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Interfax news agency said the ...
Interfax news agency said the Rosselkhoznadzor head Sergei Dankvert had previously said these agreements would open up the Chinese market for Russian wheat.
Russia has been in talks on supplying grain to China for several years.
Russia may restart meat imports from ...
Russia may restart meat imports from virtually all Brazilian states."Rosselkhoznadzor [Russia's agriculture watchdog] is looking at lifting the foot-and-mouth disease quarantine from Brazil's main meat producing states, enabling the import of meat from virtually all regions in the country," Rosselkhoznadzor Chairman Sergei Dankvert told Interfax.
The list of states will be finalized before the end of the week, but it is already clear that it will include Mato Grosso do Sul and Parana, which were most often among those banned.Foot-and-mouth disease was last registered in Mato Grosso in February 2006 and Parana, the last incident was April 2006, Dankvert
said.Only companies re-certified by Russian veterinary services will be allowed to import their goods, he
said.That is because now the meat imported to Russia can be sold freely and not just for processing so consumers need to be confident in its quality.Companies supplying meat for industrial processing should be re- certified and those supplying meat to be sold freely need to receive approval.The Brazilian veterinary service is not meeting all its obligations, Dankvert
said."Because of this we had to postpone the date for introducing a system whereby all Brazilian meat should be specially labeled to January 1 2008," he
said.In addition, there have been recent cases of poor quality meat (with signs of defrosting) being supplied by 19 companies in Brazil."But all this produce was acknowledged by the Brazilian veterinary service to be of good quality," he
cannot yet sign a memorandum with the Brazilian veterinary services to the amount that was initially planned and that would give some control over supply to its Brazilian colleagues."We continue to work on this document, but it will be narrower and include tight quality control procedures for the meat sent to Russia both in the companies and at the ports," Dankvert
After an emergency meeting with a ...
After an emergency meeting with a high-level delegation of Russian tea and coffee traders and packers today, chief of the Russian phytosanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, Sergei Dankvert agreed to allow import of bulk tea, coffee, spices and condiments through its quarantine posts in Kaliningrad and St Petersburg ports on the Baltic sea.
..."This relaxation was given after the delegation of Russian importers assured Rosselkhoznadzor Chief Sergei Dankvert that they will source tea and coffee from other countries if the Indian authorities failed to act on Russia's concerns," the phytosanitary watchdog said.
Earlier, the Indian embassy here had expressed hope that after an 'objective' probe and in the spirit of cooperation between the concerned authorities of the two countries, the issue will be resolved.
Cyprus, Hungary, and Greece will be ...
Cyprus, Hungary, and Greece will be the first countries to return to the Russian market when food embargo is lifted, the service head, Sergei Dankvert, says.
"Currently we negotiate the possibility of sending our inspectors to Cyprus, Hungary and Grece facilitating prompt export of their produce when the counter-sanctions are lifted," Dankvert
said to Interfax news agency.
After the restrictions are lifted, the service will allow deliveries exclusively from enterprises inspected by EAEU experts.
This relates to the long period of suspension, Dankvert
MOSCOW (July 10, 2002): Russia will restrict imports of animal feed containing genetically modified (GM) material from October, First Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergei Dankvert said on Tuesday.
Britain's Straw to back Fischler's European Union farm reform