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a delegation from the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance visiting ONSSA

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A delegation from the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (ROSSELKHOZNADZOR) paid a visit to ONSSA from March 26 to 27, 2015. Discussions between the heads of the two counterpart organizations focused on the veterinary and phytosanitary aspects relating to certain products. Thus, concerning the veterinary aspect, the talks focused on the procedures for importing and exporting animal products between Morocco and Russia and on the models of veterinary certificates relating to certain products; on this occasion, 4 veterinary certificates were signed for the import of animal products from Russia to Morocco (meat and poultry meat products, meat and sheep meat products and goats, etc.). In addition, the officials of the two parties took stock of the Moroccan request for approval of establishments of animal products and fishery products, with a view to exporting these products to Russia.

Regarding the plant component, the discussions concerned plant products exported from Morocco to Russia (citrus fruits, potatoes, tomatoes, red fruits, etc.); in this regard, the Russian delegation welcomed the efforts made by Morocco to strengthen the control of agricultural products exported to the Russian Federation and underlined that the 2014/2015 campaign took place in good conditions.

On the sidelines of this meeting, the Russian delegation paid a visit to the Regional Directorate of ONSSA in Rabat where it learned about the attributions of the decentralized services of the Office.