MOSCOW, RUSSIA — Russia’s Centre for Grain quality assessment met with grain exporters and importers in the Rostov region of Russia on Aug. 17. The meeting focused on phytosanitary security measures, which are taken to control the spread of plant diseases.

The event was attended by 35 representatives of 28 exporting companies.

The meeting occurred after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced on Aug. 3 the execution of ensuring phytosanitary security measures for exports and compliance procedures.

Authorities stated they were going to focus on strengthening controls to ensure phytosanitary security of grain exports and would like compliance from grain exporters about grain cleaning procedures supplied by the plant quarantine.

Many representatives who attended the meeting had questions that remained unanswered.