In accordance with federal legislation, registration of veterinary accompanying documents for goods subject to veterinary control will be made only in electronic form since January 1, 2018. To achieve this goal, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control (Rosselkhoznadzor) has developed a federal state information system Merkuriy, which is intended for electronic certification of goods supervised by the state supervision of goods, tracking the way of their movement across the territory of the Russian Federation. Since January 1, 2018, veterinary accompanying documents are also required when transporting and selling all dairy products, including ice cream.
During the Government meeting it was noted that a road map for implementation of electronic veterinary certification system has been implemented in Ugra since May 26 of this year.
“Subordinate institutions are ready for the transition electronic documentation since January 1, 2018. Specialists are trained to work in the “Merkuriy” system, 26 veterinary specialists passed additional training. Business entities are provided with templates of applications for registration and receipt of requisites for access to the federal state information system “Merkuriy”by 66.6% . 100% of the work will be completed in December,” the Head of the Veterinary Service of the Autonomous Okrug Viktor Trofimov said.
A member of the Public Council of the Veterinary Service of Ugra, Director of the veterinary laboratory Marina Tkachenko gave an expert assessment of the work: “Members of the Public Council have noted positive course of execution of the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation, relevance and significance of the work carried out.”
It should be noted that from January 1, 2018, the absence of veterinary accompanying documents for products will entail administrative responsibility under Art. 10.8 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation with the imposition of a fine, the maximum amount of which could reach 500 thousand rubles.