Russia to ban more meat imports
Russia has extended the number of companies from which
it no longer will obtain poultry meat or pork. In total around 70 companies have
their name on a black list.
Meanwhile the import ban on poultry meat and pork is costing more than €100
million, EU administrators said.
Companies involved come from Germany,
France, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Hungary. Meat from these suppliers is
supposed not to match hygiene criteria regarding salmonella and
The European commission is deeply concerned about this
development and the issue has been high on the agenda. According to European
authorities there is nothing wrong with meat from the listed
Russia has no membership in the World Trade Organisation yet
and thus the EU cannot claim any agreements made within WTO.
2008 the Russians are giving trouble on imports of poultry meat and pork from
Europe. Insiders say the country wants to become less dependent of
Because of these import bans prices on the Russian market have
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