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Kuwait lifts ban on supplies of poultry breeding products from Russia

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On March 4-5, the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation headed by Advisor to the Head Artem Daushev held two-day consultations with Deputy Director of the Food Agency of Kuwait Al Fulaiji within the framework of the Russian-Kuwaiti Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

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The consultations were focused on boosting animal products exports as well as exports of grain and products thereof.

One of the main issues raised during the meeting related to lifting of the ban on poultry products exports introduced by the Kuwaiti Agency due to highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in Russia.

The Rosselkhoznadzor explained in detail what measures were taken in Russia to prevent the spread of avian influenza and control the compliance of animal products exported to foreign markets.

The Parties also agreed to promptly finish harmonizing veterinary certificates for honey, bee products and products from aquatic biological resources for export from Russia to Kuwait.

Besides, the Rosselkhoznadzor invited Kuwaiti colleagues to Russia to approve Russian surveillance system in order to gain the right to approve Russian establishments for export to Kuwait at their own discretion in future.

During the visit the Kuwaiti side would be able to visit the FGBI “ARRIAH” subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor to establish and promote scientific cooperation in combating animal diseases.

The Parties also touched upon the possibility to increase exports of grain and products thereof from Russia to Kuwait. The Russian delegation submitted models of a phytosanitary certificate, a certificate for quality and a health certificate for exports of grain for consideration of the competent authority of Kuwait.

Now The Supreme Committee for Food Safety of Kuwait decided to cancel the ban on supplies of poultry products to Kuwait from the whole territory of the Russian Federation except for Rostov region, according to a statement by Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor).

The decision was made based on the information provided by Rosselkhoznadzor during consultations on March 4-5, as well as the materials that were officially provided earlier.

Supplies of poultry meat can start immediately from companies certified for such supplies to the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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