The meeting was initiated by the Icelandic side. Iceland's Ambassador to Russia Albert Jónsson expressed his satisfaction with the development of economic relations between the countries and proposed to consider a possibility to increase volumes and range of food products that Iceland intends export to the Russian market.
Currently Iceland is exporting frozen fish and meat to Russia, though there is still a possibility to export chilled meat, fish and marine products and dairy products: milk powder, traditional yoghurt, different types of cheese. The fish proposed for exports includes aquacultured salmon, rainbow trout and oceanic fish. As for meat products, currently mutton, lamb meat and horse meat are being exported, though there is a possibility to export pork to Russia as well.
In order to consider a possibility of export from new Icelandic plants, the Rosselkhoznadzor experts shall have corresponding materials on inspection of the plants carried out by the Icelandic veterinary services so that to establish their compliance with the RF and CU requirements. Albert Jónsson handed over these documents prepared by the Icelandic veterinary services. The documents will be studied by the Rosselkhoznadzor in the nearest future.
Saturday October 4, 2014/ Rosselkhoznadzor/ Russia.