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Russia lifts ban on import of poultry from Brazil

by 5m Editor
7 February 2005, at 12:00am

RUSSIA - As from 7 February 2005 the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Plant Control is lifting a temporary ban on import of poultry from Brazil, the Russian agricultural supervisory body told ITAR-TASS. The ban on poultry imports has been removed with the exception of two Brazilian states, Amazonas and Para, where it is still in place, a source at the supervisory body said. There are no plans to lift the ban on import of pork and beef from Brazil into Russia. If the situation does not get worse, we can talk about prospects for resumption of the trade, but not with all Brazilian states, the source added. The Russian Ministry of Agriculture introduced the temporary ban on imports of beef, pork and chicken into Russia from Brazil on 20 September 2004 due to a real threat of introducing foot-and-mouth disease from that country to the territory of Russia.

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