New certificates for poultry imports to Russia will be issued free of charge
"We are a state establishment, and for this
reason we are not going to charge any payment for the issuance of permits and
other documents, be they veterinary to phytosanitary certificates," the chief of
the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control (Rosselkhoznadzor),
Sergei Dankvert, told ITAR-TASS news agency.
The termination of permits for imports of products of
poultry breeding "was connected with numerous cases of incompliance with Russian
veterinary legislation and attempts to import products on false permits",
Dankvert explained. At the same time, "new permits will be issued under a
To get a certificate, "importers will need to
submit only a copy of a previous request on the basis of which the permit for
product import was issued".
However, "checks of declared and really
coming quantities of imported meat are planned for individual organisations",
He said that his service would "take maximum efforts
for re-registration of permits within two weeks".
Minister Alexei Gordeyev said last week that Rosselkhoznadzor would issue new
certificates for poultry imports quickly.
"As false permits have
appeared in circulation in Russia, the decision has been made to issue new, more
protected and rigidly controlled permits, Gordeyev said.
"In order not to agitate and not to
make operators nervous, we have agreed that this replacement will go in a
simplified form and in a maximally short time, tentatively within two weeks," he
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