India is hoping that her companies will start deliveries of meat and dairy products to Russia sometime this year. The TASS correspondent learned from a source in the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The news agency’s source noted that the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of the Russian Federation (Rosselkhoznadzor) onDecember 4 last year allowed the import of Indian buffalo meat into Russia. In all, four Indian companies are registered with Rosselhoznadzor. “However, there are no signed contracts yet,” he said. “At the moment, negotiations are underway with companies in Russia."
According to the Ministry’s representative, none of the manufacturers of dairy products, including India’s largest company, Amul, have received permission to deliver products to Russia. “However, we believe that the first permit will be issued in the next two or three months,” he noted.
Previously, the newspaper Business Standart wrote that a Rosselkhoznadzor delegation visited India from October 27 to November 8 and studied the production cycles of “at least six companies”.
“We are confident that in the near future, our companies will be allowed to deliver their products to Russia,” added the General Director of the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) Ajay Sahai in an interview with TASS. “After that, they will be able to start deliveries.”
The expert believes that “Russia is also interested in the early start of deliveries from India, given that imports of certain products from the United States, the European Union and some other countries have been banned by the RF Government”. “For Indian exporters, this is a chance to enter the Russian market, which before was not open to them,” he explained.
The press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade was not available for comment at the time this article was being written.
First published in Russian by TASS.
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