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US Poultry Producers Support Russian WTO Agreement

by 5m Editor
13 November 2006, at 10:38am

US - "The National Chicken Council and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council are pleased and supportive that the United States and Russia have reached an agreement in principle on market access issues so that Russia can move forward toward joining the World Trade Organization.

Successfully concluding bilateral negotiations on the many difficult trade issues, especially for certain agricultural products, required a great and dedicated effort by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. NCC and USAPEEC are most appreciative of these diligent efforts, especially to secure provisions that do not jeopardize the U.S. poultry industry's competitiveness in the Russian market.

Since Russia is the United States' largest export market for poultry it is vitally important that Russia's WTO membership agreement provide for the fair trade of poultry.

USAPEEC and NCC look forward to continuing to work with the Administration and Congress to assist in finalizing arrangements so that Russia can, in fact, join the WTO."

ThePoultrySite News Desk

5m Editor