India, Russia ink agreement on seafood exports

Updated on Jul 30, 2009 01:44 PM IST

India and Russian Federation has reached a new administrative arrangement on shipping and export of fish and seafood products from India, according to Marine Products Export Development Authority.

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PTI | By, Kochi

India and Russian Federation has reached a new administrative arrangement on shipping and export of fish and seafood products from India, according to Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)

The agreement was signed between MPEDA Chairperson Leena Nair on behalf of the Export Inspection Council (EIC) and the Federal Service of Veterinary and Phytosantiary Surveillance of the Russian Federation (FSVPS) Deputy head, NA Vlasov in Moscow on Tuesday.

The arrangement, besides defining the terms of export for over 45 Indian fish processing establishments, details the modalities of cooperation in the fields of quarantine and inspections during the export and import of products processed from wild catch and aquaculture, the release said.

This would help in ensuring high level of food safety and quality control for shipment of seafood products from India. The Indian team also included Director of the Ministry of Commerce, Shiv Kumar, EIC Joint Director Anand Kishore and Indian embassy's (in Moscow) First secretary of economics and commerce , Debajyoti Pal, MPEDA sources said.

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