Russia: Regulation on Phytosanitary Risk Assessment Approved

Government Resolution No. 770 of August 10, 2016, approved regulation of phytosanitary risk assessment for Russia. The analysis of phytosanitary risks will be conducted by the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (VPSS), and will evaluate biological and other scientific and economic data in order to determine whether a dangerous organism should be considered a quarantine pest that requires adoption of phytosanitary quarantine measures. Based on this analysis VPSS will be able to form and correct the Russian List of quarantine pests on a regular basis.

Russia: Regulation on Phytosanitary Risk Assessment Approved