On the Results of the Parallel Audit Examining Activity of the State
Institutions of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Latvia in the Field of Import Regulation of Latvian Food Products into the Russian Federation
Report ID: 97
On June 30th 2009 the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation and the State Audit Office of the Republic of Latvia decided to conduct a parallel audit.
The objectives of the audit were:
2.1. To determine effectiveness of international agreement documents on external trade of food products, legal enactments of the Russian Federation with respect to the State regulatory framework, importing Latvian food products into the Russian Federation and legal enactments of the Republic of Latvia with respect to the State regulatory framework on export of Latvian food products to the Russian Federation.
2.2. To clarify problematic issues within legal framework and application thereof with regard to import of Latvian food products into the Russian Federation, and to draw up proposals for improvement of legal framework.
2.3. To identify factors, which have negative impact on import of Latvian food products into the Russian Federation, and to draw up respective proposals.
Among others, a common conclusion, regarding the assessment of the Regulatory framework of the Russian Federation with regard to import of Latvian products and the activity of institutions responsible for export promotion of Latvian products to the Russian Federation, It was concluded that measures conducted in 2007-2008 overall comply with the legal framework of both countries; at the same time during the audit opportunities for improvement of cooperation were identified, in order to improve trade relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Latvia.