Ukraine, US discuss expansion of mutual access to markets

Ukraine, US discuss expansion of mutual access to markets

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The veterinary services of Ukraine and the United States have agreed to continue close cooperation and intensify bilateral communication to effectively address the issues of mutual interest.

This is reported by the press service of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.

"The delegation of the Veterinary Services of the United States Agriculture Department has visited Ukraine this week. The purpose of this visit was to discuss a number of issues of mutual interest for the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection and the corresponding U.S. agency. During the visit, the representatives of the American delegation held a series of meetings with the chairman of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection Volodymyr Lapa, the experts of the food safety and veterinary medicine departments and the international cooperation office," reads the statement.

During the meetings, the American side initiated a discussion on technical adjustments to a number of veterinary certificates for the imports of certain types of goods into Ukraine, in particular pet food, feed additives, poultry, technical gelatin (not for food use), milk and dairy products . The fruitful technical discussions between the experts are expected to result in the adoption of appropriate decisions in the near future.

In turn, the representatives of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection raised the issue regarding the status of consideration of the Ukrainian application for the export of domestic poultry, the accreditation of which has been going on for the last two years. The American side informed that the technical departments of the United States had already made a technical assessment, and a verification visit to Ukraine was planned to be made to Ukraine in the short term.

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