Tighter rules turnover pork can be introduced in Russia because of the threat of the spread of African swine fever.
This possibility indicates ITAR-TASS referring to the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Nikolai Fyodorov . According to the minister , the matter will be discussed at the next meeting of the government commission on agriculture and fishery complex . P>
« We will consider tightening the veterinary rules for the transport of animals and heat-treated products, as well as legislation on private farms , - the minister said. - The threat is very serious, it can be disastrous if we do not stop the ASF. There can not be sentimental , "- said Fedorov . P>
Veterinary Act , which is also aimed at combating dangerous diseases of animals can be adopted for 2014, the minister added. "I hope that 2014 will be successful for the bill's passage in the State Duma ," - he said . P>
Russia is not interested in the European ban of pork due to an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF ) in the EU. The journalists said Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov . P>
« I do not want to declare prohibitions and pork embargo on the territory of Russia and the Customs Union" , - he stressed. The Minister said that under existing agreements the European Union itself should not remove potentially dangerous products beyond the boundaries of the community in the event of an epidemic of a dangerous disease . P>
exception is if the European Union would resort to such a tool as the regionalization of the disease, continued Fedorov . "If they prove agreeing to our Veterinary Service that in the EU there are zones that are guaranteed to be free from ASF , while production from these areas is not subject to any restrictions ," - he explained. Currently, Russia is cooperating with Lithuania, where the first recorded outbreak of ASF in the territory of a united Europe , in the mode of active daily consultations on the issue of ASF , said the head of the Ministry of Agriculture . P>
« We are quite civilized and tidy ", - he said. Fedorov recalled Russia's position in the negotiations with the EU veterinary authorities - Union should monitor the situation around the clock and more intensively to address the issues of regionalization disease . P>