Russia to inspect poultry export companies in EU
Russia will inspect and certify all companies in the production and
delivery chains for fresh meat of poultry, pigs, cattle, calves and horses.
According to Russian authorities, without an inspection, it is not possible
to export to Russia at all. The measure applies to all EU member states and
certification does not apply to primary producers.
Recently, Russia announced to import more meat from the USA. The country
also sent more inspectors to Brazil for more checks on export
In the Netherlands, the Dutch newspaper Agrarisch Dagblad reports that
companies wishing to obtain a permit for exporting to Russia will have to
register at the national product board. The board will subsequently determine
the costs and also an inspection programme.
Increased poultry imports
In 2007, Russia increased imports of meat, excluding poultry, by 8.2%, said
the Russian newswire service Interfax. Imports amounted to 1.42 mln mt of meat,
worth €2.34 bln in 2007, compared with 1.31 mln mt worth €2.07 bln in
Meanwhile, imports of poultry meat increased to 1.287 mln mt from 1.273 mln
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