October 10, 2011
Romania, Russia discuss poultry meat exports resumption
Issues on the resumption of Romanian poultry meat exports to the Russian Federation were discussed by the Romanian Agriculture Minister Valeriu Tabara with Russian counterpart Elena Skrynnik on Friday (Oct 7).
Russia on July 13 lifted an embargo set on January 1, 2007 on the Romanian shipments of live poultry, eggs, poultry meat and poultry meat products, but the acquisition-proper is yet to be resumed.
Tabara said that they agreed that the Russian economic operators should come to Romania in the period ahead to attend the accreditation of certain slaughter houses, as this is the procedure for all the states exporting to the Russian Federation. They have no problems for all their sectors meeting the EU standards.
The Romanian minister added that Romania seeks to resume the pork exports to Russia, with the required sanitary-veterinary issues to be established at a later date. Romanian shipments of agri-foodstuffs to Russia rose twofold in the six months of this year from the same period a year ago, Tabara announced.
Tabara said that they are on a good track and would like to boost the shipped quantities of vegetables, fruit and animal products.