Russia: Draft Amendments to EAEU Phytosanitary Requirements Notified to WTO

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On April 6, 2021, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) phytosanitary regulations via G/SPS/N/RUS/219 and G/SPS/N/RUS/220. The draft measures add phytosanitary requirements for fungal spawn and introduce changes to the EAEU phytosanitary regulations related to the use of electronic documents. The public comment period for the drafts will close on June 5, 2021. Interested U.S. parties are encouraged to share their comments and/or concerns with USDA’s enquiry point (us.spsenquirypoint@fas.usda.gov). For potential inclusion in the U.S. official position, please send your comments by May 21, 2021.

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