ArmInfo.On December 5, head of the RA Food Safety Inspection Body Armen Hayrapetyan and head of the Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service of the Russian Federation Sergey Dankvert met in Moscow.
As the press service of the Armenian department informs, negotiations have been held regarding the problems that have arisen in recent days in the process of importing goods produced in Armenia to Russia. Armen Hayrapetyan noted that the Inspectorate is consistently implementing all comprehensive control measures to prevent the delivery of goods to Russia with violations. It guaranteed greater transparency and reliability of phytosanitary certification of exported products to ensure traceability and safety of supplied products.
Sergey Dankvert assured that the Russian department shows the same attitude when monitoring any vegetable products imported into Russia, and takes adequate measures for each identified violation, regardless of the sending country.
During the meeting, the problem of resuming supplies of dairy products to Russia was also discussed. An agreement on joint control measures has been reached, the exact timing of which will be indicated in due course.
The parties agreed to improve interaction between departments in order to resolve emerging problems as quickly as possible at the expert level.
On November 28, Rosselkhoznadzor issued a statement in which it indicated a sharp increase in supplies of pest-infested crop products from Armenia. This year, harmful organisms were detected in Armenian flower and fruit and vegetable products in 72 cases. "At the same time, a sharp increase in violations was recorded in November.
In the period between November 24 and November 26 alone, 36 cases of importation of infected flowers, cucumbers, dried fruits, grapes, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, apples, pears were found in Russia, which received accompanied by phytosanitary certificates issued by the food safety inspection body of Armenia," the press release stated.