The Korean side reported that the access procedure includes disease risk assessment, provision of answers to the questionnaire, conducting an on-site inspection to assess the veterinary surveillance system and the activity of individual establishments, the formulation of requirements for import of a particular type of product, and the harmonization of veterinary certificates.
Concerning the possibility of pork deliveries, it was noted that due to Russia's infected status for African swine fever, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea will need an official request for zoning of the territory of Russia for the said disease. Currently, the Russian side is preparing a letter, as well as information on ASF spread control measures.
Concerning ready-to-eat livestock products, the Korean side reported that this issue is within the competence of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of the Republic of Korea.
Friday November 17, 2017/ Rosselkhoznadzor/ Russia.