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Meat Processors Are Losing Out On Valuable Export Trade Because Of Import Restrictions.

by 5m Editor
24 April 2007, at 10:33am

BELARUS - The suspension of meat imports, particularly pork and poultry meat, is beginning to effect output from a number of meat manufacturing enterprises, many of which are owned by foreign investors.

An area around Brest, one of the country’s free economic zones, is reporting particular difficulties. Processors located here have been forced to reduce output by more than 30% because they cannot access raw material. Many say they will run out of supplies within 10 days unless restrictions are lifted.

Speaking on behalf of the meat manufacturers Michael Torgovtsev said enterprises are losing their competitive edge. “We cannot compete in the Ukraine or Russia, markets that account for 85% of our output

5m Editor