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Turkish Poultry Export Ban to Russia Lifted

by 5m Editor
3 June 2010, at 10:53am

GLOBAL - After a visit to Turkey by a Russian delegation in May, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture announced that import restrictions on Turkish poultry are gone and that the Russian quota for Turkish poultry will increase to 150,000 metric tons (MT) in 2011.

The Russian president and several other Ministers including Russian Minister of Agriculture Skrynnik visited Turkey on 11 to 12 May 2010.

During this visit, Turkey and Russia signed several protocols on agriculture. The names of protocols are:

  1. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
  2. Protocols about grain and grain product controls and safety evaluations and plant protection control during trade
  3. Two protocols to simplify procedures for exporting processed and unprocessed poultry products to Russia

At the press conference, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture stated that the poultry quota for Turkey is 57,000 MT for 2010 and will increase to 150,000 MT in 2011 and that there are currently no legal barriers to Turkish exports of poultry to Russia. He said now that the governments have reached agreement, it is up to the private sector whether or not to import Turkish poultry.

The leading poultry importing company of Russia, Miratog, accompanied the Russian delegation during the visit to Turkey and stated that it has been discussing possible imports with Turkish companies for the past three months.