Russia bans all imports of poultry
Russia has banned all imports of poultry and
poultry products in connection with violations of veterinary regulations, the
Agriculture Ministry said.
The ministry said it had withdrawn all permission for imports this year as of
27th April, and that it would institute a simplified procedure for issuing such
The Russian ministry cited instances of products
offloaded without import permission, discrepancies between shipments and
accompanying documents, the discovery of fake products, failure to observe
regulations on storing raw meat of varying kinds in a single enterprise, and
attempts to import shipments with counterfeited documents from the ministry's
It is unclear how long the ban will be in effect,
but it can have a big impact on foreign poultry suppliers. Russia is the largest
market for US poultry, and many other countries export poultry products to
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