Officials from the Vietnamese Department of Animal Health (DAH) will be on a trade mission to Russia until April 17 with the intent to expand the import of Russian poultry meat and other products of animal origin.
While in Russia, the delegation from Vietnam will inspect Russian establishments that are interested in exporting its products to Vietnam, according to a notice from Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian federal service for veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance. Joint work of Rosselkhoznadzor specialists and DAH inspectors will be carried out in eight subjects of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Moscow oblast, Vladimir oblast, Bryansk oblast, Belgorod oblast, Kaliningrad oblast and Novgorod oblast). It is planned to visit eight establishments manufacturing products of animal origin, including beef, pork and poultry meat, and their sources of raw materials. These establishments are included in the list of 13 establishments that are applying for approval for export to Vietnam.
During the visit, negotiations will be conducted between the two parties. Members of the Vietnamese delegation are also expected to familiarize themselves with the Rosselkhoznadzor activities on the border of the Russian Federation, in border inspection points of the Kalinigrad oblast.
Expanded trade opportunities will be welcomed by the Russian meat and poultry industries, as Russia’s meat supply reportedly now exceeds demand.