Negotiators recently held a conference call where the potential export of Russian poultry products to Singapore was a key area of discussion.

According to Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, representatives from the two countries held a conference call on May 20, in which the two sides discussed technical issues about bilateral trade. Negotiators from both countries discussed some technical issues related to preparation of information on the veterinary surveillance system implemented in Singapore.

With a key part of the discussions centered around the potential export of Russian poultry to Singapore, the veterinary service of Singapore agreed to send Rosselkhoznadzor an official list of the country’s stipulating requirements for poultry products and production facilities. While the conference call was taking place, Russian officials also provided answers to the questions asked by Singapore negotiators concerning the livestock and poultry industries in Russia and its food safety and quality standards.

At the conclusion of the talks, both sides made remarks concerning how constructive the discussion was, and both countries expressed mutual intention to more effectively facilitate agricultural trade relations, Rosselkhoznadzor reported.