Belarus ratifies agreement with Kazakhstan, Russia on coordinated policy on sanitary measures
The Council of Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus ratified the agreement on pursuing a coordinated policy in technical regulations of sanitary measures. The document has been signed by heads of government of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, reported Belta.
According to chairman of the permanent commission for international affairs and national security of the Council of the Republic Nikolai Cherginets, the agreement aims to prevent the spread of epidemics, plant pests and weed.
This coordinated policy is vital for ensuring the quality of exports, protection of human health and life, property and environment. The sides have agreed on uniform rules, procedures and approaches to requirements used to protect human and animal life and health from risks caused by additives, pollutants, toxins or pathogenic organisms in food, beverages and forage. The sides will cooperate in working out comparable methods for testing in these areas. Participants of the agreement are also obliged to observe national standards.