Rosselkhoznadzor may allow two Indian companies to supply cheeses to Russia, subject to the signing of a protocol to ensure the safety of dairy products coming from India to Russia, according to a report released by the agency.
Talks between Alexey Alekseenko, assistant to the head of Rosselkhoznadzor, and Shri Krishan Kumar, Chairman of the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry of India, were recently held in Delhi.
“After the talks, Mr. Alekseenko gave the Indian side two signed two copies of a protocol, which will soon be signed with the Indian side by S.K. Saxena, Director of the Export Inspection Council of India, after which the export of cheeses from India to Russia will be possible,” it says in the agency’s report.
In addition, during the talks, special attention was paid to the preliminary results of an audit carried out at six Indian companies producing buffalo meat, and interested in gaining access to the Russian meat market. “The parties agreed to explore opportunities to expand the possibility of supplying this kind of meat to Russia, by companies that are able to fully meet all requirements of the Russian Federation and the Eurasian Economic Community,” they added in the announcement.
In addition, the Russian side raised the issue of access to the Indian market for Russian companies interested in exporting products of animal origin, such as poultry. The Indian side has agreed to provide Rosselkhoznadzor with the regulatory requirements contained in Indian law that govern products of this kind.
Great attention was also paid to the possibility of expanding the range of plant-origin products. In particular, India is interested in receiving legumes from the RF, and is also prepared to supply Russia with large quantities of plant products, and eventually expanding the product range, the report noted.
First published in Russian by RIA Novosti.
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