Russia: Draft Amendments to Veterinary Requirements Notified to WTO

On February 7, 2019, Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Unified EAEU Veterinary Requirements via G/SPS/N/RUS/160 to expand them to include some prepared dairy products from the HS headings 1901 and 2106. In particular, a veterinary certificate, an import permit and inclusion in the list of approved establishments would be required for such prepared dairy products. This report contains an unofficial translation of the notified document. The public comment period for the draft will close on April 8, 2019. 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 March 25, 2019.

Russia: Draft Amendments to Veterinary Requirements Notified to WTO