Vietnam may allow 28 Russian companies to supply goods, says Veterinary Watchdog

21.11.2018

Vietnam is considering the possibility of giving permission to 28 Russian companies to supply livestock products to the country, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance said on Tuesday. "Currently, the Vietnamese State Administration for Supervision and Control over the Quality of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products is considering the possibility of granting the right to 28 Russian companies to supply livestock products," the Russian watchdog said.

According to the service, Russia is interested in the Vietnamese food market and is working to increase the number of enterprises supplying beef and poultry to Vietnam, as well as to start the export of pork and eggs.The Veterinary service is also working to increase imports of fish products from Vietnam. In particular, the right to supply cod, tilapia and shrimp to a number of Vietnamese companies. At a meeting with the Deputy Head of the Russian Veterinary Service, Konstantin Savenkov, and the head of the State Administration for Supervision and Control of the Quality of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products of the Vietnamese Agricultural Ministry, Nguyen Nyi Tiep said the country is very interested in developing trade relations with Russia.

According to him, Russian wheat and fertilizers are in high demand in Vietnam, and it is also planned to increase imports of Russian animal feed, fish and meat products.He also stressed that Vietnam is ready to begin the transition to electronic veterinary certification of products supply between the two countries, and invited Russian specialists to Vietnam to learn how to work with the Mercury information system.According to the Russian Veterinary, at the meeting, the parties confirmed their readiness to strengthen relations, as well as to exchange relevant information and requested information as quickly as possible, to hold regular meetings and assist in establishing trade and economic relations on equal terms.



TASS

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