What are the requirements for Russian market eligibility?


To meet Russian market access requirements SAFEMEAT implemented a 90 day Provisional Russian Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) for sheep for some prescribed veterinary medicines and feed additives containing oxytetracycline – effective 1 January 2012.

Currently no beef products are being exported Russia and the 90 day provisional ESI has been removed for cattle only.

Specific products may have a shorter ESI which are suitable for Russian market requirements – please check the APVMA ESI list .
Sheep producers must continue to declare the status of their livestock against the appropriate ESI by correctly completing the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration and Waybill (LPA NVD/Waybill).

When using 0413 versions of the LPA NVD, producers must check that the correct ESI for products and feed containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline has been observed before answering the livestock treatment question on the LPA NVD (Question 4 on the sheep NVD).

There is no need to write ‘Russian Eligible’ on 0413 version LPA NVDs.

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