Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan: Phytosanitary Control
Kazakh and Kyrgyz border control services are establishing the goods quality verification system. Phytosanitary control posts will monitor the imported meat products. The Kyrgyz border control service supports this development. The Kyrgyz phytosanitary services initiated the establishment of such posts on their territory.
TOLONBEK YRYSALIYEV, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, KYRGYZ BORDER VETERINARY CONTROL:
- If we establish our own posts, we will control the quality of products exiting the country and if these enterprises are registered or not. This initiative is very beneficial.
The Kazakh veterinary units will operate on the border posts until the epizootic situation in Kyrgyzstan has improved. The Kyrgyz government sees this situation as an opportunity to verify the quality of exported products.
KALYSBEK ZHUMAKANOV, DIRECTOR OF KYRGYZ VETERINARY SECURITY INSPECTION
- These issues are interrelated. That’s why we are currently working on it so that the members of the Eurasian Economic Union recognize our system as equivalent to the systems of the EAEU member states. These control posts need to operate for some time.
The Southern regions of Kazakhstan are free from the non-human animal population diseases as substantial works were done to achieve the status. Experts believed that veterinary posts are absolutely necessary to prevent any diseases from spreading.
Kyrgyzstan also applied to the World Organization for Animal Health to obtain similar status. The international experts will perform a comprehensive inspection which follows 46 criteria. Following that, the next stage is to recognize the local phytosanitary system as equivalent to the EAEU requirements.
Only then will the Kyrgyz meat products be able to freely enter the Eurasian market.