The meeting took place in Paris on May 25, 2015 on the sidelines of the 83d OIE General Session and was devoted to discussion of current bilateral cooperation in veterinary surveillance and biosafety of supplied animal products.
At the meeting measures taken by the New Zealand Veterinary Service to the dairy establishments that had been under the temporary restrictions of import to the Russian Federation since 2013 were discussed. Yevgeny Nepoklonov indicated that the inspection of New Zealand establishments by Veterinary Services of the EurAsian Economic Community members for their compliance with the EurAsEC and RF requirements is required to consider the possibility of the said temporary restriction lifting. Besides, the New Zealand party was informed that the said inspection should be further thrashed out and agreed by Veterinary Services of the EurAsian Economic Community members.
In addition, the following was discussed at the meeting: transboundary animal disease control and scientific and technical cooperation in this field including cooperation between the national competent authorities in the OIE framework.
The parties also noted the recent progress in joint efforts for integration of systems for electronic certification of animal products. The Russian party also initiated the discussion of New Zealand veterinary requirements and possible export of animal products produced by Russian establishments to New Zealand. The export requirements of New Zealand are available on the website of the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries.
During the meeting Tony Zohrab, Chief Market Access Officer, Ministry of Primary Industries of New Zealand, handed in the official letter requesting updating of the list of the New Zealand establishments authorized for export of their products to the Russian Federation and EurAsEC by excluding 27 establishments previously contained in the said list.
The parties agreed to continue interactions in veterinary surveillance and biological safety of supplied animal products in future.