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Friday, 14 February 2014 21:05

On the meeting with the Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Dr. Sergei Dankvert and the Minister of Agricultural Development and Food of Greece Prof. Athanasios Tsaftaris

Meeting of Dr. Sergei Dankvert with the Minister of Agricultural Development and Food of Greece Prof. Athanasios Tsaftaris and the Secretary-General for Agriculture and international Affairs, Mr. Dimitris Melas on February 13, 2014. in Athens.

During the meeting Dr. Sergey Dankvert noted the positive dynamic in the interaction between Rosselkhoznadzor and the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food of Greece, in particular, confirmed the Greek side measures aimed at...

fulfilling the requirements of the Customs Union and the conduct of inspections of businesses on the possibility of these requirements, which resulted in more than 50 % of inspected facilities were deemed unable to fulfill the requirements of the Customs Union.

In order the Parties to come to an understanding of the sequence of actions to resume exports of livestock and fish products from Greece to Russia:

  • Primarily, the elimination of the imports ban will be considered in relation to the inspection of Rosselkhoznadzor to the 12 inspected facilities (of which 7 - dairy products, 5 - fish products) after the Veterinary Service of Greece checks each facility;
  • further issues will be considered by those enterprises (meat and milk processing businesses), in respect of which there is now imports ban.

Dr. Sergei Dankvert also said that given the significant contribution of the Greek veterinary services in carrying out the work described above, within 2 months Rosselhoznadzor in agreement with the competent authorities of the Member States of the Customs Union will schedule a joint inspection. According to the results of the said inspection will consider the inclusion of new companies in Greece in the Register of enterprises of third countries.

Parties stressed the need for further cooperation for the development and strengthening of trade in products of plant and animal origin between Greece and Russia.

Source: Rosselkhoznadzor