Moscow. December 17. The Rosselkhoznadzor opposes the proposal on the transfer of authority to customs authorities the implementation of veterinary, phytosanitary and sanitary-quarantine control in certain road and sea checkpoints across the state border.
The draft bill was discussed at parliamentary hearings on Thursday in the state Duma.
Deputy head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolay Vlasov explained that veterinary supervision – one system: external veterinary supervision, border veterinary inspection and internal veterinary supervision. All of this should be organized as an integrated system of activities, this is clearly reflected in the guiding international instruments, including the WTO, he said. “It turns out that gradually pulled out one of the elements. Being plucked, it naturally ceases normally in the system to work,” he added.
According to Vlasov, change control systems could seriously affect Russia’s plans to export products, primarily livestock and aquaculture. “Competition in these markets is very tough, and will visceversa any clues to keep out our products. And here we give such a lead, because we’re going very far with this regulation from the recommended standards,” – said Vlasov.
In may 2013, the Russian President instructed to reduce the number of government agencies at the border. The government has developed a bill, which envisages the holding of a two-year experiment on the transfer of authority to customs authorities the implementation of veterinary, phytosanitary and sanitary-quarantine control in certain road and sea checkpoints across the state border. The bill establishes new rules and responsibilities of the officers of the FCS.