Thailand may replace US poultry supplies to Russia

Thailand is reportedly prepared to supply poultry to Russia to compensate for US imports that “fail to comply with Russian standards”, reports RIA Novosti.

Sergei Dankvert, head of Russia's farm watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, held talks recently with Thai Charge d'Affaires in Russia Sompong Sanguabun to discuss poultry supplies, reports continue.

"The Thai side said it was sincerely interested in starting large-scale poultry supplies to the Russian market and guaranteed strict compliance with Russian veterinary and sanitary standards," Rosselkhoznadzor reportedly said.

Russia imposed a ban on the import and sale of chlorine-treated poultry as of January 1, citing safety requirements. The change in regulations primarily affects US imports, and Washington said it would damage its poultry industry and push prices up for Russian consumers.

Source: RIA Novosti

Natalie Berkhout

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