Chinese experts evaluate the chain of production and control of Lithuanian fodder
2017-09-01 12:44 | Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office in Lithuania

  Today, on August 24, experts from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) started work at the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS). The goal of this visit is to get acquainted with the legal regulation system in force in Lithuania in the area of fodder safety and quality, to evaluate plant production processes, control of the use of plant protection products and other aspects related to fodder safety, quality, and laboratory investigations.

  Darius Remeika, the director of the SFVS welcomed the guests and was pleased that the competent authorities of both countries have developed excellent traditions of cooperation, and this rapidly and effectively organized audit visit is another confirmation. "The possibility for Lithuanian fodder producers to export their products to China is very important. Therefore, both state institutions and companies themselves are ready to implement all requirements related to export permits. It is important to emphasize that the centralized, unified state control and quality assurance system established in Lithuania allows our export partners in foreign countries to be guaranteed that all the requirements will be implemented in the same way ", D. Remeika remarked.

  It is planned that Chinese experts will familiarize with the control procedures and methods applied by the SFVS and the State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture, visit the National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute and the Phytosanitary Research Laboratory. The team of auditors will also assess the readiness of the enterprises interested in exporting opportunities - they will visit two fodder enterprises in Skuodas and Panevezys.

  Negotiations on haylage exports with the responsible authorities of the People's Republic of China were launched last year. It is expected that the results of this audit will help accelerate the adoption of necessary decisions.

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