The new veterinary rules were approved by Order No. 862 of the Ministry of Agriculture. The rules will be in force until September 1, 2029.
The corresponding Order of the Ministry of Agriculture is available at the official internet-portal of legal information.
According to the explanatory note to the document, the changes applied to the veterinary certification procedure are based on the results of the analysis of the practical implementation of the regulations currently in force. At the moment, veterinary certification procedure is regulated by the Order No. 589 of the Ministry of Agriculture of December 27, 2016.
Digital health certificates for products of animal origin are issued via the Mercury system of the Rosselkhoznadzor, which is a part of VetIS system.
Meat and fish products, honey, and dairies are subject to mandatory electronic veterinary certification.
An average of 14 million veterinary certificates are issued daily via the Mercury system. More than 700,000 businesses are using the system. The activities of each company are controlled by the Rosselkhoznazor’s inspectors.
The inspectors reveal veterinary accompanying documents issued for expired goods, the substitution of information on the manufacturer, or the absence of information on raw materials.