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Russia lifts Ukrainian poultry import ban

Russia has lifted almost all the restrictions on poultry imports from Ukraine starting from 1 July, agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor told Interfax. However, only separate Ukrainian companies will be allowed to bring their products to Russia.

"Only enterprises certified by the Russian service, those which meet our requirements, will be able to export both raw materials and finished products to Russia," Rosselkhoznadzor Head Sergei Dankvert told Interfax, adding that the latest checks conducted in Ukraine show that not all the companies are ready to meet Russia's requirements. The principal reason for this is that Ukraine is harmonizing its rules with the European standards, which differ from the Russian ones, reports continue.

As a result of the inspection, only Elitex Ltd. (Donetsk region) has received permission to supply finished products to Russia starting from 1 July. Another 2 enterprises - CJSC Sniatynska Nova poultry farm (Ivano-Frankivsk region), and CJSC Myronivka poultry Farm (Cherkasy region) - were allowed to supply raw poultry products.

The restrictions on import of Ukrainian livestock products, including poultry, were introduced in late 2005 early 2006.

Source: Kyivpost

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