7 Apr 2023 11:42

Brazilian vaccines could replace products of cos that left Russia - watchdog

MOSCOW. April 7 (Interfax) - Brazilian manufacturers of vaccines for animals will be able to replace the products of western companies that have left Russia, Russian plant and animal health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said after a meeting between agency head Sergei Dankvert and Brazil's ambassador to Russia, Rodrigo Baena Soares.

Dankvert and Soares discussed a planned visit to Brazil by Rosselkhoznadzor experts from April 15 to April 22 during which they plan to meet with representatives of the Sindan Sindicato association of manufacturers of animal health products and look at the work of companies that make vaccines for animals.

"These companies could replace the products of western companies that have left the Russian market in the foreseeable future," Rosselkhoznadzor said.

During the visit there are also plans to sign a protocol on scientific and technical cooperation between Rosselkhoznadzor's Center for Animal Feed and Drug Standardization and Quality (VGNKI) and the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry's agricultural research corporation Embrapa on preventing, combatting and eliminating diseases in farmed fish and control over the safety of aquaculture products.

At the meeting with the ambassador it was also announced that Rosselkhoznadzor has lifted restrictions on imports of meat products from the Brazilian state of Para.

The parties also agreed on the schedule for a Russian delegation's trip to audit Brazilian seed research laboratories. It will take place from April 24 to 28.

They also reached an agreement on mutual inspections of livestock farms. Rosselkhoznadzor will inspect Brazilian companies that produce meat and dairy products, while Brazil's veterinary service will inspect Russian fish enterprises, including cod producers, by video. Rosselkhoznadzor is now compiling a list of companies interested in exporting fish products to Brazil.