Russian Federation: New Draft Law on Veterinary Medicine

A new draft framework law “On Veterinary Medicine” aimed at replacing the current Russian law adopted in 1993 was posted on the Russian Government website for public review at http://regulation.gov.ru/. The draft currently envisions that the new law should come into effect as of March 1, 2015, pending approval by the Russian parliament, the State Duma. Interested U.S. parties are encouraged to share their comments and/or concerns with USDA via the point of contact specified below.

As of the date of publication of this report, FAS/Moscow does not believe this measure has been notified to the World Trade Organization.

Russian Federation: New Draft Law on Veterinary Medicine